Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program Resume in Geneva

Iran meeting with six other countries


Iran and the six global powers have commenced expert level talks on Monday to work out the details for launching the Geneva nuclear accord, amid threats by either side which, if enforced, could derail the ground-breaking deal.

The day long dialogue seeks to overcome a stumbling block, related to the interpretation of the November 24 Geneva accord. The Iranians are of the view that Joint Plan of Action (JPA) that was signed, does not ban Iran from developing a new generation of sophisticated centrifuges-spinning machines that are used for enriching uranium. The JPA states that, "Iran will continue its safeguarded R&D practices, including its current enrichment R&D practices, which are not designed for accumulation of the enriched uranium." The West seems to interpret this language as a commitment by Iran not to expand the level and sophistication of its R&D work on centrifuges, analysts say.