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The Iranian nuclear issue and EU3 negotiations, Aldo Zammit Borda

Summary
Concerns over Iran’s nuclear program stem primarily from Tehran’s recent history of concealment and the uncertainty surrounding its nuclear ambitions. Iran has repeatedly insisted, however, that its program is solely for peaceful purposes. This article considers Iran’s alleged ambitions to develop a nuclear weapon and argues that threatening to sanction Iran for its past irregularities without offering substantial incentives would not serve to deter or inhibit this country from developing such a weapon, should it decide to do so. Rather, the constructive engagement of the EU3, but with the backing of the international community, together with ongoing IAEA monitoring and verification, is more likely to succeed. The EU3, while keeping up efforts to convince Iran to permanently suspend its enrichment activities by offering a mix of positive and negative incentives, should not allow talks to fail if Iran decides to resume enrichment. These talks provide the forum
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (25 p.)
Form Of Item
online

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