A viable diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear quest requires an agreement that verifiably limits its nuclear program to prevent it from attaining nuclear weapons capability. Iranian leaders, by all accounts, are loath to make concessions necessary to attain such a deal. Motivating them to accept such conditions should be a primary objective for the Obama Administration, which has pledged both to "use all elements of American power to prevent a nuclear Iran" and that a "bad deal is worse is than no deal." A good deal, however, still appears remote.
In the wake of the recent four-month extension of negotiations for a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program, JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy held a panel discussion on July 28, 2014 to assess this outcome and discuss steps going forward for U.S. policy to prevent a nuclear Iran.
Watch the Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy Iran Task Force panel, "Prospects for a Final Deal with Iran" on the fast-approaching July deadline for the negotiation of a final nuclear deal.
Stephen Rademaker, Senior Adviser to Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy and Iran Task Force member, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on June 10 about “Verifying Iran’s Nuclear Compliance,” emphasizing the importance and challenges of certifying that Iran conforms to past, current and a potential follow-on comprehensive settlement on its nuclear program.