Iran Nuclear Talks: How Turkey is Quietly Influencing Both Sides
November 14, 2014
By Erin Banco
The nuclear talks between the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom and France, plus Germany, P5+1, and Iran will conclude on Nov. 24 either with a full agreement or a short extension to continue the talks, and many experts have speculated that the delicate relationship between Tehran and Washington, D.C., will dictate the terms of the deal. But another country, Turkey, which is not included in the talks, is quietly influencing both parties to resolve the discussion sooner rather than later.
“It’s not in either side’s interest to have an extension last that long,” Laicie Heeley, director of Middle East and Defense Policy at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said in a call with reporters. “It does look like they will be able to come to [an agreement].”
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