The New Multi-Prong American Iran policy and the US’ Russian Gamble

Posted in Iran | 11-Dec-05 | Author: Hooshang Amirahmadi| Source: American Iranian Council

As was anticipated, the November 24 meeting of the Board of Directors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “delayed” taking any action on Iran’s nuclear program to allow for reopening of negotiations with Europe, mediated by the Russian Federation, based on an unpublished “Russian proposal” that first surfaced early in November 2005. Anticipated to begin in early December, the negotiations are expected to conclude by the next IAEA Board meeting in March 2006. Iran has indicated that it would welcome negotiations based on the Russian proposal, but would not accept its preconditions.