Friday, September 23, 2005

Iran: Background on the Debate

From the Council on Foreign Relations Web site:

IRAN’S NUCLEAR STAND SPLITS IAEA
Debate continues at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over a resolution drafted by the European Union to refer Iran to the UN Security Council over its suspect nuclear program. Iran, which insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only, warns it would view the IAEA’s adoption of the resolution as a “confrontation.”
Gary Sick tells CFR’s Bernard Gwertzman the U.S. should consider bilateral talks with Iran; the Council’s Iran expert Ray Takeyh testifies on Iran’s nuclear program and tackles Tehran’s strategy in another Gwertzman interview; and our Background Q&A reviews Iran’s nuclear stance. President Ahmadinejad presents his country’s case for nuclear power in a UN address (PDF), as the U.S. State Department outlines its case against Tehran in this brief (PDF).
Non-proliferation Treaty EU-Iran 2004 Agreement (PDF)
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