Obama warns Iran in eleventh hour nuclear negotiations

US President Barack Obama warned Iran on Tuesday not to walk away from agreements reached in principle in Lausanne, Switzerland, back in April, as diplomats tried to reach a common text for a final nuclear deal.

 

In Lausanne on April 2, world powers and Iran announced a series of political commitments they said would ultimately frame a comprehensive nuclear accord. Negotiators from the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and Iran are now in Vienna to hammer out that final agreement.

 

But Obama, speaking from the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, said that “a lot of talk on the other side from the Iranian negotiators” in recent days suggested they were straying from the framework.

 

“The framework agreement that was established at Lausanne was one that, if implemented, would in fact achieve my goal,” he said.

 

Obama’s stated goal is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. But if Iran cannot abide by the Lausanne framework, “that’s going to be a problem,” the president said.

 

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