The US-Iran nuclear talks are about to shift into high gear
Very interesting tidbit...
France has it right. In every nation with a nuclear weapons program, HEU, warheads, and ballistic missile components are under the physical control of the military. Excluding suspect Iranian military sites from IAEA inspections renders any verification of Iranian compliance with the NPT and a P5+1 Accord impossible.One of the major sticking points appears to be access to military sites amid lingering concerns about the possible military dimensions of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Tehran has always denied seeking to develop a nuclear bomb, saying its nuclear energy program is for civilian purposes only. But French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned on Wednesday that France would oppose a final nuclear accord unless it allowed inspections of military sites. An agreement "will not be accepted by France if it is not clear that verifications can be made at all Iranian facilities, including military sites," Fabius told parliament.
From what I understand, Kerry's chief nuclear negotiator with Iran - Wendy Sherman - will leave her post on the June 30 deadline. Apparently, she's had enough of dealing with the Iranians.