Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United Nations in general and the United States and France in particular of being the roadblock that could prevent a deal with Iran to halt their nuclear program in exchange for sanction relief from happening before the June 30 deadline. According to Rouhani, every time they come close to an agreement, the west changes the rules and adds more to the table.
This hasn’t been confirmed by any of the United Nations participants. It’s the type of deal that, if it happens, will go down in history as a major step towards bringing stability in the Middle East. Whether or not that’s actually the case remains to be seen. Israel continues to push the United Nations to stop losing ground in the negotiations, saying that no deal is better than a bad deal. Iran has vowed to wipe Israel off of the face of the planet and has threatened the United States as the “big satan,” an enemy they must eradicate as well.
Of course, winning over Rouhani won’t make much of a difference, according to Yahoo News:
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final word on Iran’s foreign and security policy, has ruled out several requests by the West, including on interviewing its nuclear scientists and “extraordinary supervision measures”.