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Experts and Resources Available on Nuclear Negotiations with Iran
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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2013
Media Contact
: Kelsey Davenport, Nonproliferation Analyst, 202-463-8270, ext. 102.

(Washington, D.C.)-The election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran provides a new and important opening for the United States and its P5+1 partners to secure an agreement that limits its nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing tough international sanctions.

In the six weeks since he has taken office, Rouhani has made positive statements about the need to negotiate a "win-win" agreement and has indicated that Iran is willing to be more transparent regarding its nuclear activities. It is in the interest of all sides to revise earlier diplomatic proposals and to seize this opportunity to a negotiate an agreement that guards against a nuclear-armed Iran.

As world leaders, including President Obama and President Rouhani, gather at the United Nations for the opening of the 68th session of the General Assembly, it is likely that an announcement will be made about the resumption of talks between the P5+1 and Iran over its nuclear program.

ACA experts are available to comment on these developments:

  • Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, (202-463-8270 x107);
  • Greg Thielmann, senior fellow, (202-463-8270 x 103); and
  • Kelsey Davenport, nonproliferation analyst, (202-463-8270 x 102).

Resources on Iran's nuclear program are available from the Arms Control Association, including:

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The Arms Control Association (ACA) is an independent membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding and effective policies to address the threats posed by the world's most dangerous weapons: nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, as well as certain types of conventional weapons that pose a threat to noncombatants. ACA publishes the monthly journal Arms Control Today.