After eight days of talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne, finally a nuclear framework agreement was reached. However, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday, that it is too early to celebrate an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, one that has not made sure that Iran would stick to what they promised to do.
Hoping that the Iranian regime will stick to a framework deal reached in Switzerland on Thursday, many world leaders have offered their two cents on the nuclear deal, with almost all of them not content over it. In Paris, France’s foreign minister warned Friday that the tricky issue of lifting crippling sanctions on Tehran regime, following a framework deals over its nuclear programme was “not yet solved.” Laurent Fabius said on Europe-1 radio, that the agreement reached between the Iranian regime and six world powers is a “very important” step. But he noted that it’s only a preliminary move, and “the end of the road is the end of June,” the deadline for a comprehensive agreement.
For Fabius, The Iranian regime, wants sanctions to be lifted immediately, because of which they are agreeing with the nuclear deal. However, they will only ease the sanctions, if they live up to their side of the deal as well. This agreement not being the end of the road, Fabius, rejected the original draft as not “solid enough,” with the Iranian regime’s delegation threatening to leave the talks.
Meanwhile in Washington, US Republicans expressed doubt over the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, with House Speaker John Boehner demanding Congress to be allowed to review the accord before the crippling economic sanctions are lifted. Several House and Senate members expressed cautious optimism about what President Barack Obama called a “historic understanding” reached between six world powers and Iran, a deal he assured would, if followed, prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. However, Boehner slammed it as an “alarming departure” from the White House’s initial goals, suggesting the Obama administration caved to Iranian negotiators and allowed certain concessions.