The Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters
New York Times: Iran Arrests Person Linked to Negotiations on Nuclear Deal
Iran said on Sunday that a person close to the government team that negotiated its nuclear agreement with foreign powers had been arrested on accusations of espionage and released on bail.
The disclosure, reported in the state news media, appeared to be the latest sign of the Iranian leadership’s frustration over the agreement, which has failed so far to yield the significant economic benefits for the country that its advocates had promised. Iranian officials have blamed the United States for that problem.
Despite the relaxations of many sanctions under the accord, which took effect in January, Iran faces enormous obstacles in attracting new investments and moving its own money through the global financial system.
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WNU Editor: Is this Iran's way of laying the groundwork on why they will walk away from the deal that they signed earlier this year .... I guess we will find out.
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