Omid Memarian

Friday, April 28, 2006

Crunch Time for Iran

The possible options on Iran's nuclear program....What is the effects of sanction and military attack? I and Dariush Zahedi have reviewed the latest events on this topic at "Thetyee" a Canadian newspaper which I really like you are:

Why negotiations are the only way to go.
Dariush Zahedi and Omid MemarianPublished: April 28, 2006
Today is the deadline requiring the IAEA to report on Iran's compliance with the UN Security Council decision requiring it to abandon enrichment efforts. Given what is at stake, most analysts are puzzled by Iran's continual insistence on its inalienable right to enrich uranium on its territory.

Iran may be calculating that escalation can enhance their ability to extract face-saving concessions over its ability to enrich uranium on its soil. However, ratcheting-up the situation could backfire, causing events to spiral out of control. The result would be economic and even military confrontations inimical to the interests of all parties involved, especially those of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (


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