Update – June 26 2015: A tent in the Middle of three Famous Hotels for the journalists assigned to cover the Iran negotiations in Vienna.
How was the temperature inside the journalist’s tent today??
A journalist told his colleague: “I’m not comfortable in the Tent.”
His colleague replied: “If you are not satisfied, go and push your head against the big stone in the middle of the tent”.
A journalist said: “The tent reminds me of the “luxury” tents of the refugees in the EU”.
Another journalist said: “since I entered this tent I declare my solidarity with the EU refugees”.
It is said that the tent was set up for journalists because the high representatives of the six world powers do not wish to see them!
Suggestion: It would be highly appreciated if the Austrian Foreign Ministry distributes aspirin tablets to journalists in charge of covering the Iranian Talks in Vienna, in order to relieve the headache caused by the noise of the electric motors inside the tent.
Vienna – Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers are accelerating as the sides try to seal a deal by the June 30 target date.
After a meeting last week that stretched into the weekend, experts from all seven nations are resuming negotiations this week in Vienna.
At the negotiating table with Iran are representatives from the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. Foreign ministers are expected to join in during the final stage of the talks.
The six world powers want long-term caps on Iranian nuclear programs that could be used to make weapons. Tehran denies any interest in atomic arms and seeks an end to sanctions in exchange for any nuclear concessions.
Reuters reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Iran’s foreign minister in recent days to tell him that Tehran must answer questions about whether its past atomic research was arms-related if it wants a nuclear deal, officials said.
The officials have also voiced concern that Kerry was backing down on a crucial demand in the talks, one Tehran has consistently ignored, and said he was overstating US knowledge about Tehran’s past nuclear work in the interest of getting a deal at all costs.