July 06, 2015

New sticking point in nuclear talks: Iran wants arms embargo lifted

Source: The Los Angeles Times

Journalist: Paul Richter

Iran’s desire for a quick lifting of United Nations restrictions on its trade in missiles and other conventional arms has emerged as another potential sticking point in its nuclear negotiations with the United States and five other world powers.

As negotiators raced to complete a sweeping nuclear deal by midnight Tuesday, Iranian officials said Monday that they would like to see a quick lifting of the missile and arms embargoes, which Tehran contends should never have been a part of penalties imposed because of Iran’s disputed nuclear activities.

A senior Iranian official told a group of reporters that the embargoes were part of the security council’s unfair treatment of Iran, which would have to end for a nuclear deal to be reached.

Read the full article at The Los Angeles Times.


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