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June 2, 2022
Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle: Updated ACA Briefing Book
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The election of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran presents an important opening to reinvigorate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. As the United States and its partners continue to pursue a range of strategies to guard against the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran, the non-partisan Arms Control Association has updated its comprehensive, entry-level guide to Iran’s nuclear program and its capabilities, and the risks, benefits, and limitations of the available policy options.

This briefing book is designed to provide an overview of Iran’s nuclear history, the status of its nuclear program, the role of international nonproliferation sanctions, the realities of potential military options, and the history and challenges of diplomatic efforts to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.