European Union (EU) foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini will hold talks today with German, French, and British heads of state to discuss the negotiations that have challenged Iran’s nuclear proliferation program. According to Mogherini’s office, she will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Francois Hollande, and Prime Minister David Cameron in Brussels, Belgium. Although no further details were given on the discussion points of the talks, the deliberation on Iran will reach a deadline on March 31.
This meeting runs parallel to the discussions other nations are conducting with Iran to continue to forge a deal that will allow the nation to develop nuclear rectors to use for a civilian, energy-driven use, but prevent them from obtaining atomic bombs that have kept the world uneasy. Iran insists, as it always as, its nuclear program is purely peaceful and for use only in the civilian sector.
President Barack Obama said Thursday the current negotiations with Iran are now at an unprecedented high level since Iran was overthrown in 1979. Obama believes Iran and the U.S. may be able to settle the differences between them to resolve a major international concern by the end of the month. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in talks with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, in Switzerland, but reports say there is still a long way to go for a deal to be reached.
By Alex Lemieux
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