For Immediate Release: May 16, 2012
(Washington, D.C.) Next week, diplomats from the P5+1 group of states (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) will hold a second round of talks with senior Iranian officials in Baghdad to discuss the Iranian nuclear program. The May 23 round of negotiations are expected to focus on Iran's enrichment of uranium to 20 percent and improved cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The April 14 round of talks with Iran in Istanbul established a good foundation for progress. Now the task is to reach agreement on specific, concrete proposals that can help prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, beginning with the most urgent proliferation problems.
Arms Control Association experts and other NGO experts will be available to comment on these developments over the next several days:
Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, ACA (202) 463-8270 x107.
Greg Thielmann, Senior Fellow, ACA (202) 463-8270 x103.
Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Program, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London) +44 20-7379-7676.
Dr. James Walsh, Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program (617) 388-8200.
"U.S. Position on Iran Enrichment: More Public Recognition Than Policy Shift," ArmsControlNow, April 30, 2012.
"Iran Nuclear Talks: To Keep Global Support, U.S. Must Seize Diplomatic Opportunities," oped by Daryl G. Kimball, Christian Science Monitor, April 23, 2012.
"The IAEA Outlines the Path for Iran to Come Clean, But is Tehran Ready?," ACA Issue Brief, March 7, 2012.
"History of Official Proposals on the Iranian Nuclear Issue," ACA Fact Sheet, April 2012.
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