Iran and the Bomb – Take 2

The latest developments in the ongoing Iran nuclear talks.

Iran, world powers said to extend talks after failing to seal deal

Tehran wants to massively ramp up the number of enrichment centrifuges — in order, it says, to make fuel for a fleet of power reactors that it is however yet to build.

An Iranian source told AFP on Sunday that the extension could be “six months or a year.”

Another extension — as happened with an earlier deadline of July 20 — however carries risks of its own, including possible fresh US sanctions that could lead Iran to walk away.

It will also fuel accusations from Israel, the Middle East’s sole if undeclared nuclear-armed state, that its arch foe Iran is merely buying time to get closer to the bomb.

 

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