Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran’s alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted at Iran nuclear talks on Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up a deal by midnight — the latest in a series of deadlines for the negotiations.
The diplomats said two other issues still needed final agreement — Iran’s demand for a lifting of a UN arms embargo and its insistence that any UN Security Council resolution approving the nuclear deal be written in a way that stops describing Iran’s nuclear activities as illegal. They demanded anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the negotiations.
With a temporary deal set to expire at midnight Monday Vienna time (6 p.m. ET), diplomats said they hoped to complete and announce a final agreement before day’s end.
But they warned there was no guarantee, and some said the talks could stretch into Tuesday despite there being little appetite for what would be a fourth extension of the interim agreement since the current round began on June 27.
Grim-faced foreign ministers from the countries negotiating with Iran declined to answer questions about another possible extension as they gathered for a group meeting at the 19th Century palace that has been hosting the talks.
Beyond placing long-term limits on Iran’s present nuclear program, the United States wants to ensure that the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency has wide-ranging authority to investigate the nuclear arms allegations after nearly a decade of being essentially stalemated.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano came back from Tehran and talks with Iranian leaders early this month saying that a new plan had been drawn up to aid his probe. Diplomats had earlier said that there was also progress within the Vienna negotiations on the issue. But the debate about how much access his experts should be given has publicly continued, with top Iranian officials saying military sites and Iranian nuclear scientists would be off limits to IAEA experts.
Iran insists it never worked on such weapons and may also be resisting any mention of concessions on the probe in any public documents describing the deal.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Aragchi, told reporters in Vienna that the talks are at their “final breathtaking moments (but) certain issues still remain.” He said he could not guarantee an agreement would be reached either Monday or Tuesday.
The foreign ministers of Russia and China, who had left the talks last week, both returned to the Austrian capital late Sunday, and most other foreign ministers of the seven nations at the table also were in Vienna by Monday, in place for any announcement.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said twice that he was “hopeful” and met again with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday evening. After that meeting, foreign ministers and senior officials from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany held a group dinner.
"The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol is a historic moment for the country," Boehner said in a statement. "Given the unprecedented nature of his visit, Pope Francis' address to a joint meeting of Congress will be broadcast live to members of the public on the West Front of the Capitol."
Because Government Symbolism Is Deeply Important… Americans Better Pay Attention To These Prophetic Signs—Petrus Romanus To Have Official “Inauguration-Like” Setting In Front Of U.S. Capitol For Joint Meeting Of Congress » SkyWatchTV
House Speaker John Boehner is preparing an “inauguration-like setting” on the west front of the U.S. Capitol so members of the public can view Pope Francis’s visit to Washington in September. The setup will include Jumbotrons so onlookers can watch the pope’s address to a joint meeting of Congress, Boehner’s office said in a press release Wednesday morning. His Holiness will also make a brief appearance on the west front after his speech inside the House chamber. “The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol is a historic moment for the country,” Boehner said in a statement. “Given the unprecedented nature of his visit, Pope Francis’ address to a joint meeting of Congress will be broadcast live to members of the public on the West Front of the Capitol.” “We look forward to welcoming Pope Francis and Americans from all walks of life to our Capitol on September 24,” Boehner added. The speaker, who is Catholic, last year extended a formal invitation to the pope to address Congress and the pope officially accepted this February. The pope’s visit will mark the first time the head of the Catholic Church addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
As pointed out in Tom Horn’s magnum opus and masterpiece “Zenith 2016″, for a few adepts of history and secret orders, the unprecedented upcoming “inaugurantion” of Petrus Romanus on the White House lawn as detailed in the CNN story above is deliciously staged. The term “inaugurate” is from the Latin “inauguratio,” and refers to the archaic ceremony by which the Roman augurs (soothsayers) approved a king or ruler (or other action) through omens as being “sanctioned by the gods.”
As for Petrus Romanus, his “inauguration” was originally sealed by the same omen the ancient augurs used in determining the will of the gods for a king— as the most important auspice and sign that Jupiter—the father of Apollo—was watching.
Recall when Pope Benedict officially and secretly resigned right when when Tom Horn and Cris Putnam said he would (officially to the Curia in April, 2012, then publicly February 11, 2013) mystical affirmation was quickly punctuated by two dramatic lightning bolts striking St. Peter’s basilica.
“This follows the disturbing pattern that we have seen from the State Department of ignoring the particular targeting of Christians by ISIS, while giving preferential treatment for asylum to other groups with expedited processing — like Somalis, Iraqis, and Syrians, some of whom could very well be members of jihadist movements.”
“We are protesting, we are talking to the State Department, and the White House and Congress, and we are putting pressure to make sure they release these twenty people,” he declared to Al Jazeera. Arabo believes the excuses from immigration officials about indefinitely detaining them for bureaucratic reasons is “hard to believe.”
Arabo pointed out that the men and women in detention have been held too long even by the government’s own standards. The vast majority of foreign nationals detained or arrested by ICE are released under some form of supervision, according to their own statement.
“This follows the disturbing pattern that we have seen from the State Department of ignoring the particular targeting of Christians by ISIS,” said McDonnell, “while giving preferential treatment for asylum to other groups with expedited processing — like Somalis, Iraqis, and Syrians, some of whom could very well be members of jihadist movements.”
Russian Parliament member Yevgeny Fedorov claims that Russian oligarchs are in negotiations with top American corporations and the White House to foment an astroturf revolution that will lead to the ouster of President Vladimir Putin and the collapse of the Russian Federation within two years.
During a 34 minute interview with a Russian media outlet, Fedorov made a number of bombshell claims in asserting that a Ukraine-style coup was being organized.
“They are conducting a negotiation process with the Russian elites for the extradition of Putin,” said Fedorov, noting that the same process was undertaken before the coup in Kiev which ousted Viktor Yanukovyc. He identified John F. Tefft, the United States Ambassador to Russia, as being the figurehead behind this conspiracy.
Fedorov said that Russian oligarchs were supportive of the coup, negotiations for which took place at the 2014 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and that the plot also involved members of Russia’s interior ministry and military generals.
“We know the objective is the destruction of the Russian federation,” said Fedorov, explaining how the sanctions were designed to gradually collapse the Russian economy and lower standards of living.
The sanctions won’t be lifted until Putin resigns and the Russian Federation collapses, according to Fedorov, dismissing as “propaganda nonsense,” claims by the White House that the sanctions will end when Russia withdraws from Crimea.
“We see a conspiracy forming in Russia against Putin on the basis of the sanctions and the corporations which are dependent on the Americans – we don’t have any others,” added Fedorov, noting that the flash point is likely to come in August, after which there will be a push for “early elections” to oust Putin.
Russian state officials with close ties to businesses will be the “weak link” the Americans use to foment the conspiracy, claims Fedorov, adding that such individuals will become emboldened to defy Putin to a much greater degree. American companies and the IMF already hold significant power over Russia’s laws and economy, argues Fedorov, meaning that a coup is far easier to achieve given the country’s lack of sovereignty.
“After August, through the winter, I think, by the drop of living standards, they will be able to bring out several hundred thousand people onto the streets….simply because, with the help of the government, they will severely crash people’s living standards, this will be especially felt after winter,” said Fedorov, adding that Spring 2016 could be the time period in which the coup is initiated.
Up to 200,000 “hungry people” will suffice to start a “rebellion” against Putin, says Fedorov, adding that militant groups from Ukraine will also be sent in to generate chaos.
Individuals within the government will “mindlessly surrender Russia by the set deadlines,” asserts Fedorov, adding that Russian media outlets like RBC TV, which is controlled by CNN and CNBC, are also complicit in the coup because of their failure to report that the country is under “attack.”
“The noose is being tightened around Russia,” said Fedorov, who predicted that a coup will also be launched in Armenia to starve Moscow of allies.