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Iran Resists US, France, and Russia’s Efforts for Atomic Deal

The end of year deadline for an Iranian nuclear program deal is fast approaching, but Iran remains noncompliant. Six party talks in October eased sanctions on oil to allow the Iranians room to strike a deal. However, Tehran looks prepared to reject a recent United Nations accord to send 75% of its low-enriched uranium to France and Russia for medical research. President Obama issued a response, “Unfortunately, so far at least, Iran appears to have been unable to say yes to what everyone acknowledges is a creative and constructive approach.” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s patience also seems to be wearing thin on Iran’s apparent rejection of the nuclear deal stating “other means” could be utilized if results do not come quickly. Analysts state that Iran currently has enough uranium for one to two atomic bombs.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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