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NCRI - Chances for reaching a deal with the Iranian regime on its nuclear program before a November 24 deadline is highly unlikely, a Western diplomat close to negotiations said on Monday.
“There are four-and-a-half weeks left to conclude a definitive pact. We are hoping for that but the chances are very slim,” the diplomat said, according to Agence France Press reporting from Paris.
NCRI – Any agreement reached between the six world powers and the Iranian regime to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for gradual lifting of economic sanctions should provide the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog with access to all nuclear sites, a former U.N. nuclear inspector says.
Olli Heinonen, former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in an interview on Sunday that even with the current implementation of an interim international deal with Iran, the regime is still capable of assembling a nuclear weapon “within months.”
NCRI – A Senior Iranian cleric told a group of members of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) that United Nations nuclear inspectors are not allowed to visit Parchin military camp where the Iranian regime has conducted research related to nuclear weapon production.
Ahmad Khatami, a leading member of the Assembly of Experts and a close ally of Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday that "the Islamic Republic of Iran would not allow access to its military centers".
The Iranian regime is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western officials say it offers no viable concessions.
The dismissal of the proposal underscores how far apart the two sides are in nuclear talks as the Nov. 24 deadline approaches.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog cautioned about the Iranian regime’s claims that it is not interested in nuclear arms, saying he cannot guarantee that all the atomic activities of Tehran are civilian in nature.
Yukiya Amano, the head of International Atomic Energy Agency told an IAEA meeting in Vienna that Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August.
Expert-level talks between the Iranian regime and world powers will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, according to a Tehran regime official.
The Iranian regime’s deputy foreign minister and negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, was quoted by the state-run news agency IRNA as saying: "Negotiations between experts from Iran and the P5+1 will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna."