I spoke with BBC Radio Wales on Monday morning about the weekend’s developments in the nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 Powers and what is likely to happen next.
1. “These are the most significant talks in the 34-year history of the Islamic Republic.”
2. The French objection that prevented an interim deal on Saturday will not be “a permanent block”, if there is no shift in the positions of other countries — but if President Obama’s Congressional opponents get political traction and if France can mobilize the resistance of Israel and the Gulf States, it could unsettle the talks.
4. “However, the main Saudi concern right now is not the nuclear talks. It is Syria.”
4. “Right now, I still put my bet on something significant happening by the end of this month.”
FEATURED PHOTO: European Union’s Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif)