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Last Updated: 03/15/2005Iran and the Centrality of the IAEA
Dr. Aldo Zammit Borda
Everyone has concerns about Iran's burgeoning nuclear capabilities, but are we working together? The EU-3 encourages cooperation using "carrots," little rewards like equipment and technology. The US, on the other hand, seems to be working at cross purposes by using military threats, threats that could prove counter productive and encourage Iran to produce nuclear weapons for its own protection.
The conflicting approaches underscore the need for a central agency like the IAEA to monitor Iran and provide full reports. Such authority should not be undermined.
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This article examines the ongoing
negotiations between the EU-3 and
The article concludes by
underscoring the centrality of the IAEA in verifying that
Given that the international community is working towards the same goal of fighting proliferation, these divisions only serve to weaken its work.
Dr. Aldo Zammit Borda is currently on scholarship at the Dublin European Institute, University College Dublin, working on a thesis entitled: "Meeting the Proliferation Challenge: the EU WMD Strategy." His previous publications include "The Threat and Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons under International Law." The author may be contacted at email@example.com"