Jeffrey LewisParis Negotiations Update 11: Weekend Reading on Iran

Well, looks like the IAEA is holding up its report until Iran comes up with an answer. “I know for a fact that the people responsible for the report had all they have to say a few days ago,” a Western diplomat told Reuters. Missing, he said, was a paragraph stating that Iran had agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment program as demanded by an IAEA resolution passed in September.

That answer was coming in hours according to Iranian state TV. Or not, since that was on Thursday.

AFP implies the hold-up remains the question of whether or not Iran can continue to produce UF-4. Summarizing the delay, one diplomat told AFP that “whether it’s a day or two late is not that important.”

I love Europe.