The Science behind the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress
April 27, 2015

Science behind the Iranian Nuclear Deal: Secretary Kerry Meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Paris to Continue Nuclear Program

Secretary Kerry Meets Foreign Minister Zarif to Continue Nuclear Program

The Science behind the Iranian Nuclear Deal: Why Iran is Open for Business but Not a Bomb

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Marathon bargaining sessions aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program between Iran and the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and China finally ended earlier this month, culminating in a set of key parameters to be negotiated for a final agreement.

The details of the parameters differ among the participants. The US released a factsheet describing the arrangement in great detail – even including a schedule – while Iran and the EU presented a joint statement that is consistent with the factsheet but devoid of numbers or explicit information.

When the parameters of the agreement became public, many analysts were pleasantly surprised. If a deal is completed, Iran will be able to keep all of its facilities open, but Iran’s nuclear program will be significantly curtailed and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be given sufficient access to verify the agreement.

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