Le sigh – this is not good.
Many analysts say a negotiated solution will require compromises on both sides: Iran would be allowed to continue some lower-level enrichment if it accepts much more intrusive U.N. nuclear inspections to make sure it has no weapons aims.
But the EU, which includes European heavyweights France, Germany and Britain, showed no sign of backing down on the suspension demand in its statement to the Vienna meeting.
“Iran must suspend its enrichment activities and heavy water related projects, including research and development,” Gyorgyi Martin Zanathy, head of the EU delegation, said.
I find myself wondering if this was Sarko’s parting gift to Israel.