France has set three conditions for a potential final deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Saturday that the six countries and Iran need to fulfill three conditions to hammer out a deal.
“We believe there are at least three indispensable conditions,” Fabius told reporters as he arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna, to join the nuclear talks, saying, “We want a robust accord that recognizes Iran’s right to a civilian nuclear program,” but which guarantees that Tehran does not seek “nuclear weapons.”
“These are a lasting limitation of Iran’s nuclear capacities in research and production. The second is a solid verification of sites including military bases if necessary. The third is an automatic return of sanctions in case of violations of the engagements made [under an accord],” Fabius said.
The French foreign minister, however, said the conditions are “not yet accepted by all parties.”