Iran can enrich uranium to its heart’s content, but without Russian cooperation that won’t translate into fuel supply security for Bushehr.
While an Iran with nuclear weapons would be a serious incalculable factor for Moscow to have to deal with on its southern flank, it’s also likely that Moscow sees the nuclear threat posed by Iran as less dramatic than the United States and the EU powers do.
While asserting that Tehran will not surrender its right to nuclear development in upcoming talks with world powers, Iran’s President Rouhani did say that his country would be ‘transparent’ in negotiations over the disputed program.
The concluded nuclear agreement with Vietnam should be viewed as an opportunity for U.S. government and industry to contribute to Vietnam’s energy security, not a counterproductive bilateral bone of contention.
The Obama administration and Congress should divert a fraction of the time and energy now spent debating whether to add sanctions on Iran to the more difficult challenge of figuring out how to cooperate in removing them if a final agreement is reached.
Recent testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee highlighted an interesting—and unrealistic—approach to negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.
The world would be a safer place if Iran did not enrich uranium, but contrary to the arguments that hawks put forward, the United States is not in any position to prevent Iran from doing so.
Wondering whether the historic nuclear talks with Iran will succeed or fail? Study the brain.
The endgame for negotiations would be an Iran whose entire nuclear program would be subject to routine but rigorous oversight to make sure everything is accounted for.
Iran’s ongoing negotiations over its nuclear program, most recently this weekend in Geneva, have not yet resulted in a deal.