April 10, 2015

How Nespresso and a whiteboard sealed the Iran deal

By Ilan Goldenberg

When foreign ministers and negotiators from six world powers and Iran took to the stage at a Lausanne university auditorium April 2 to announce the reaching of a provisional Iran nuclear accord, much of the audience and the world was blindsided by the level of detail in the announced framework deal.

“There will be no other enrichment facility than Natanz,” European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a joint statement with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne on April 2.

“Fordow will be converted from an enrichment site into a nuclear, physics and technology center,” Mogherini, speaking on behalf of the P5+1 — the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany — added. “There will not be any fissile material at Fordow. … A new UN Security Council resolution will endorse the JCPOA [final agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], terminate all previous nuclear-related resolutions and incorporate certain restrictive measures for a mutually agreed period of time.”

Read the full article at Al-Monitor.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...