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Iran Officials Meet on Nuclear Program

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2013 Nov 20
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Iran officials are meeting today in Geneva to continue negotiations on its controversial nuclear program.

The talks resume in the face of criticism from U.S. lawmakers concerned that a proposed deal on the program would be too lax. President Barack Obama, however, has asked that senators wait “for a period of time” before trying to toughen additional sanctions on Iran.

"We've got Iran exactly where they're about to have their back broken,” U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told CBN News. “They're down on their knees and just when they're down on their knees, the Obama administration wants to pull all the pressure back and they want to give Iran the space they need in addition to the luxury of time to finish their project of developing a nuclear weapon."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will also be at Wednesday’s meeting, hoping to convince Russian leaders that Iran end its enrichment of uranium, which can create fuel for an atomic bomb.

Secretary of State John Kerry told Fox News earlier this week he couldn’t predict the outcome of the discussions.

"I have no specific expectations with respect to the negotiations in Geneva except that we will negotiate in good faith and we will try to get a first-step agreement and hope that Iran will understand the importance of coming there prepared to create a document that can prove to the world that this is a peaceful program," Secretary of State John Kerry told Fox News.

Publication Date: November 20, 2013.