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New FAS Issue Brief on Sanctions and Nonproliferation in Iran and North Korea
On June 18-19, Iran and the six world powers will come together in Moscow to try to resolve international concerns about the Iranian nuclear program. In a new FAS issue brief, "Sanctions and Nonproliferation in North Korea and Iran," Daniel Wertz, Program Officer at the National Committee on North Korea, and Dr. Ali Vaez, former Director of the Iran Project at the Federation of American Scientists, offer a comparative analysis of U.S. policy toward Iran and North Korea.
Sanctions have played a major role in U.S. efforts for the denuclearization in Iran and North Korea. U.S. policymakers have had to find a balance between concerns over proliferation and other undesirable policies; between taking coercive action and considering humanitarian needs; and between taking immediate unilateral measures and seeking to build coalitions for a multilateral approach.The nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran have been, for many years, two of the most pressing and intractable security challenges facing the United States and the international community. While frequently lumped together as “rogue states,” the two countries have vastly different social, economic, and political systems, and the history and status of their nuclear and long-range missile programs differ in several critical aspects.
The international responses to Iranian and North Korean proliferation bear many similarities, particularly in the use of economic sanctions as a central tool of policy. The new report assesses the logic and value of sanctions as a tool of nonproliferation by analyzing the history, terms, and efficacy of U.S. and international sanctions on these two states.
To read the issue brief click here.
The Associated Press -
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, AP – 1 minute ago MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official made a last-ditch effort to save talks over Iran's nuclear program from collapse Tuesday, holding a meeting with Iran's chief envoy. But diplomats said the negotiations ...
Los Angeles Times -
MOSCOW -- Russian diplomats have offered "ideas" that may breathe life into the sputtering international talks over Iran's nuclear program, an Iranian official said Tuesday. The official, a member of the Iranian delegation to the international ...
Ultimatum comes as the second day of talks on Iran's disputed nuclear program got under way in Moscow, after little progress was achieved on Monday. By DPA | Jun.19, 2012 | 1:55 PM | 5 European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton meets with ...
* Talks enter final day with sides far apart * Markets nervous over oil price and fears of war (Adds Iranian diplomat) By Yeganeh Torbati and Thomas Grove MOSCOW, June 19 (Reuters) - Iran and world powers blamed each other on Tuesday for the lack of ...
BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed hope that parties involved in ongoing Iran nuclear talks in Moscow can beef up diplomatic efforts to ensure their success. Speaking at a regular press briefing ...
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