The June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran has already reportedly been extended twice. This has the American public is wondering: Will Obama deliver as promised or will the deal crumble?
"Diplomats said a discussion on Monday night between Iran and the major powers became testy over the issue of U.N. sanctions, which Iran wants scrapped as part of a deal to curb its nuclear program.
'There was no slamming of doors but it was a very heated exchange of views,' a senior Western diplomat told reporters.
The comprehensive deal under discussion is aimed at curbing Tehran's most sensitive nuclear work for a decade or more, in exchange for relief from economic sanctions that have slashed Iran's oil exports and crippled its economy.
The United States and its allies fear Iran is using its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Iran says its program is peaceful.
An agreement would be the most important milestone in decades towards easing hostility between the United States and Iran, enemies since Iranian revolutionaries captured 52 hostages in the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979."
According to the Wall Street Journal,
"The Obama administration believes that Iran’s behavior in the region will improve after a nuclear agreement is reached. Yet there are good reasons to suspect this will not be the case....Tehran possesses the largest, most sophisticated ballistic missile arsenal in the region. It has sought to extend the range and capability of its missiles. It has shared missiles with others, including terrorist groups. And despite refusing to moderate its missile program, Iran is demanding that missile and conventional-arms sanctions against it be dropped as part of a nuclear deal."
The reason this deal has taken so long to complete is because the stakes are so high. What do you guys think? Is reaching a deal of some sort better than reaching no deal at all? Sound off below.
To find out details about the deal, read our article, The Iran Nuclear Deal Explained.
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