Sunday, November 10, 2013
Laurent Fabius our hero?
He seems to have been the only barrier to giving Iran all they want. Laurent Fabius is a French Socialist politician and the current Foreign Minister of France. He served as Prime Minister from 1984 to 1986. He is Jewish by ancestry
Marathon talks on a deal to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program have broken down after a negotiations between foreign ministers ran into trouble late last night.
France raised objections to a draft agreement, complaining it did not go far enough to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of six other delegations conferred with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a late-night session which broke up after midnight.
The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, told France Inter radio yesterday that Paris would not accept a 'sucker's deal'.
They complained the text which was drafted as part of the agreement had been presented a 'fait accompli' and did not want to be forced into a a deat.
EU foreign policy chief Barones Ashton said 'a lot of concrete progress has been made but differences remain' with Tehran.
Asked whether it was French objections which scuppered any deal, Baroness Ashton said Fabius 'came determined to try to help this process'.
Zarif said the three days of talks had been 'very productive', despite the failure to reach agreement.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).