WASHINGTON — France, not the U.S., is taking a stronger stance on the nuclear talks with Iran. This underscores how upset other Arab nations and Israel are at being excluded from these talks in Geneva, Switzerland.
Voice of America reported that French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called the initial terms proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as “a sucker’s deal” and that it was up to him to toughen up terms with Iran.
Everyone is upset at Kerry and Obama for leaving them out of the negotiations to dismantle Syrian chemical weapons, where Obama kowtowed to Russia and granted an international affairs coup for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad promptly called the agreement a “victory“, which offended longtime American allies Israel, France and Saudi Arabia.
That got Israel, America’s typical allies in the Middle East and the U.S. Congress upset over the weak terms that Kerry and the Obama administration presented to the Iranian negotiation team. Currently, the U.N. Security Council’s permanent members (U.S., France, U.K., Russia, China) and Germany are engaging in these rounds of negotiations.
Obama and his administration insist that they are offering a tough deal, but the circumstances speak to the contrary.