In short, not much…yet.
The Guardian has the run-down:
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has just said there will be no announcement until tomorrow. After a long afternoon of small group meetings and consultations with capitals, the French and the Russians returned first, and the Iranians and Americans only turned up some three hours later, at 7.30 Vienna time.
I’m told that for at least some of that missing time they have been in the office of Mohamed ElBaradei, the IAEA director general. Everyone is now back in the negotiating chamber, including ElBaradei, but making clear that there is not yet a done deal.
Following the end of the meeting, IAEA Director General El Baradei said that talks were making progress, albeit slower than he would have liked, and that they would continue into a third day tomorrow. Julian Borger reports:
The Iranian ambassador, Ali Asghar Soltanieh came out smiling saying “The meeting has been constructive. We continue tomorrow.”
All day, reports were coming in that though an agreement has not been finalized, there is reason to hold out hope for “something big.” We’ll keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow.Back to top