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2154, 31 Mar 15

Iran Deadline Comes and Goes

Another Obama deadline ignored.

Lausanne, Switzerland (CNN)Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

“‎We’ve made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues still remaining,”‎ State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the talks in Lausanne would continue another day as “long as the conversations continue to be productive.”

Diplomats and negotiators worked late as an initial deadline approached, but more time appeared necessary to reach a framework deal.

How long talks will continue was unclear. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius informed the Iranians that he will return to Paris at dawn Wednesday in an apparent effort to force the Iranians’ hand, Western diplomatic sources told CNN.


2154, 31 March 2015


  1. Kevin scheunemann

    Dealing with a country that executes homosexuals…where is liberal outrage against the president?

    Shouldn’t reversal of that policy. Be minimum condition before we negotiate? Mark? Pike? Jon? Dave?

    I’m yawning over your lack of outrage toward the president compared to your comment toward Indiana’s nothing burger law.

  2. Pat

    Troll alert!

  3. Terry

    Selective outrage/Double standard. Hallmarks of liberalism. Coexist (Under my terms and conditions only.)

  4. Mark Maley

    The centrifuges were built underground DURING the sanctions . The Iranian economy suffered but the nuclear program didnt.

    If the Israels could have stopped Irans underground nuclear program , they would have done so already with military strikes .

    The biggest critics of the talks are the Neocons who got us stuck there for over a decade .

    You only get to be wrong catastrophically once and then you lose your seat at the negotiating table .

  5. Northern Pike

    If Iran wants to run a medieval theocracy, that’s their business, and it’s up to Iranians to decide if they want to establish a modern, free society. We can’t impose one them from the other side of the globe. We tried that in Iraq. Remember how well that turned out?

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    So your outrage over Iran’s treatment of homosexuals….zero?

    But if a wedding photopgrapher in Indiana declines a gay wedding…send out the SWAT team!


    I’m willing to say what Iran is doing to homosexuals is deplorable and evil. Obama is wrong for sitting down with the evil. We should not even be sitting down with Iran until they have some basic sense of human rights and stop threatening to destroy their neighbors.

    Wouldn’t you agree?

  7. Northern Pike

    When did I express “outrage” over the Indiana law? I merely initiated an inquiry.

    I’ll admit to snark. But outrage? I plead innocent. I actually enjoyed watching Republicans set themselves on fire.

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