Monday, 11 November 2013 - 13:03
US ready to risk Israel, Saudi wrath to seal Iran deal
The United States remains ready to upset key allies Israel and Saudi Arabia by securing a swift nuclear deal with Iran despite the failure of talks in Geneva.
While Tehran remained under the greatest pressure to reach a speedy deal with the major powers, Washington was anxious to take advantage of Iran's willingness to negotiate an accord and avert future conflict in the Middle East.
Three grueling days of discussions between Iran, the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany ended yesterday without agreement.
The parties had been hoping to broker an accord that would curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.