Assessing a Deal or Non-deal with Iran: The Critical Issue of Iran's Progress in Weapons Research, Development, and Production Capability.

Author
Anthony H. Cordesman
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
It now seems unlikely that the P5+1 countries of the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany can reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran by the end of November. A final agreement remains a possibility, but it seems far more likely that if an agreement is not reached, the negotiations will be extended rather than abandoned all together. The question then arises as to how to judge the outcome of this set of negotiations, be it an actual agreement, an extension, or the collapse of the negotiations.
Topic
Diplomacy, Nuclear Weapons, Treaties and Agreements, International Security, Nuclear Power
Political Geography
Russia, United States, China, United Kingdom, Iran, France, Germany