As the talks with Iran over its nuclear programme stretch out, American patience is running thin.
Domestically it is getting increasingly difficult for the Obama administration to paint a picture of success. Will there come a point when that patience snaps?
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest:
“ If we are in a situation where we sense that the talks have stalled, then yes the United States and the international community is prepared to walk away. Because we’ve been very clear about what kinds of commitments we’ve come to expect and we’ve been clear about those commitments for in excess of a year.”
The Republicans, who were against the nuclear talks since the beginning, are accusing Obama of giving away too many negotiating assets according to Mike Doran of the conservative think tank the Hudson Institute.