Iran nuke deal close, says officials opposed to the deal
Is this an attempt to disrupt this deal? The Washington Times (my emphasis):
Iran is close to an agreement that would include a suspension of uranium enrichment but wants the deal to include a provision that the temporary halt be kept secret, according to Bush administration officials.White House officials opposed to the temporary cessation of Iran's enrichment program have leaked aspects of the negotiation. Is this an attempt to undermine the talks? It's only a temporary stop to enrichment, but this story is a strange one.
Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief, has been working with Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on the enrichment-suspension deal that could be completed this week.
Disclosure of talks on the secret element of the arrangement comes as Mr. Solana and Mr. Larijani are set to meet today or tomorrow in Europe when the deal could be completed, said officials opposed to the deal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
According to the officials, the suspension of uranium enrichment by Iran would be for 90 days, so additional talks could be held with several European nations.