- France Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal Without Military Site Checks
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday that France would oppose a nuclear deal with Iran if it did not allow inspections of military sites. An agreement “will not be accepted by France if it is not clear that verifications can be made at all Iranian facilities, including military sites,” Fabius told parliament. (AFP)
Tony Blair Resigns as Middle East Peace Envoy – David Barrett (Telegraph-UK)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has resigned from his position as the Quartet’s peace envoy to the Middle East after seven years.
See also Prime Minister Netanyahu Thanks Middle East Quartet Envoy Tony Blair (Prime Minister’s Office)
Chief U.S. Negotiator in Iran Nuclear Talks to Resign – David E. Sanger (New York Times)
The chief U.S. negotiator with Iran, Wendy Sherman, saidon Wednesday that she planned to resign as undersecretary of state for policy, shortly after the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear talks.
With her departure, all the top officials who have negotiated with Iran over the past two years will have left the administration, leaving questions about who will coordinate the complex process of carrying out a deal.