There is no good news, there is no bad news from the negotiations with Iran over issues of nuclear weapons. Secretary of State John Kerry and his colleagues continue to talk and the Iranians continue to talk. It is clear that Iran seeks some sort of agreement in order to end its economic isolation and become part of the world economy. Iran contains a large number of well educated young people who just want to become linked to other young people and have the right to a decent job in a modern economy. They want their nation to move beyond the world of just depending upon oil for jobs and depend upon high technology and communication with other young people in the world. So, what is delaying any form of settlement of issues?
1. Iran wants an immediate end of sanctions. This will NOT occur. The Big 5 plus one demand evidence of compliance with the agreement.
2. Iran refuses to send some of its nuclear product to a safe place in another land. Kerry and the others want proof that Iran could not build a nuclear weapon within a year.
There simply is not enough trust on the part of either side. Trust is the initial issue. Iran must recognize they are not trusted and the Kerry group must recognize they are are not trusted.
Has anyone considered the idea of sending in Ted Cruz and John Boehner to demonstrate how opposing sides can work with an opposing force in a peaceful manner??