April 03, 2015

Iran nuclear talks yield framework for a comprehensive pact

By Ilan Goldenberg

Six world powers and Iran announced the outline of a preliminary deal Thursday that Western officials say will impose sweeping restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities for more than a decade.

Concluding a marathon bout of negotiations, diplomats laid out an unexpectedly detailed plan that Western officials said would cut Iran’s capability to enrich uranium by two-thirds for the next 10 years and impose other limits lasting up to 25 years.

The plan, which did not produce a signed document, would give Iran substantial relief from U.S., European and United Nations sanctions. But the gradual phase-out of sanctions would depend on Iran’s compliance with its obligations under the deal and probably would not start before next year.

Read the full article it The Los Angeles Times.

  • 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...