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New players in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program: Brazilian, Turkish, and Iranian objectives

The reasons for the impasse over Iran's nuclear program go beyond current debates on nuclear non-proliferation, sanctions, and threats of military action. This paper reviews the causes of the impasse from a broader perspective and also surveys the motives of Brazil and Turkey to engage in the diplomacy surrounding Iran's nuclear program.

USA is being irrational towards Iran – political analyst

“I think the whole point of what Admiral Mullen said over the weekend was to tell the Iranians that actually the Americans mean business. Otherwise, if you look at the timeline, we are not talking about any kind of military action anytime soon."

BASIC Program Director Anne Penketh interviewed by RT News. Read more and watch video:

http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-08-02/usa-behaves-irrationally-iran.html?fullstory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iran Says It Has Triple Amount of Enriched Uranium Found by UN in April

“It’s a game of threat from the Security Council and then a game of response by Iran, and they’re playing chicken with each other.”

BASIC Executive Director Paul Ingram quoted in Bloomberg News. Read more:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-23/iran-says-it-has-triple-amount-of-enriched-uranium-found-by-un-in-april.html

Iran Update: Number 144

  • Talks over Iran's nuclear enrichment could resume in the fall
  • More sanctions levied on Iran; Tehran vows to continue enriching uranium
  • Utility and impacts of sanctions questioned
  • Tehran pushes uranium enrichment progress; United States and Russia warn Iran closer to weapons capability
  • G8 and D8 summits
  • Case of Iranian nuclear scientist adds more controversy to Iran-U.S. relations; Canadian convicted of trying to export dual-use technology to Iran

     

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