BASIC has been tracking and commenting upon the issues related to Iran’s nuclear program since 2003. Concerned at the consequences for proliferation stemming from Iran’s lack of full disclosure on past activities, the IAEA Board of Governors and the UN Security Council have been attempting to prevent Iran from developing a full fuel cycle, but Iranian authorities have resisted.
The E3+3 countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) concluded negotiations with Iran on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in July 2015. Now all sides are focused on future implementation of the deal.
BASIC is looking to encourage all sides to recognize the dangers of proliferation, but also to see how the current approaches to the problem could simply be exacerbating the conflict. BASIC staff have close contact with officials in the United Kingdom, United States and Iran.