Seven Keys to Successful Nuclear Negotiations With Iran
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Mohammad Zarif deliver a statement to media after the conclusion of first round of talks on Iran's nuclear program at UN headquarters in Vienna, Feb. 20, 2014. (DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
February 24, 2014
| Security
| Middle East and North Africa
As first-round talks to curtail Iran’s nuclear weapons program closed last week there was no evidence to suggest that the coming negotiations can succeed. Few observers expect a resolution within the allotted six months; even fewer expect Tehran to agree to the seven key concessions LIGNET has identified to assure that Iran’s nuclear effort is solely for civilian purposes.
The interim agreement for the talks took effect Jan. 20. Iran is likely to use the period to test the world’s resolve while taking measures to harden its economy against renewed sanctions should the talks fail.
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