Wednesday, June 07, 2006

US to give Iran some nuclear technology pending halt of uranium enrichment

"In a major concession, the United States is prepared to provide Iran with some nuclear technology if it stops enriching uranium, diplomats said Tuesday."




The idea was floated in a New York Times piece earlier this year by NYT Washington correspondent and arms proliferation expert David Sanger. Those closely following Iran have suggested the best tactic to deal with the program would be for the US to advise the program so as to ensure the technology does not fall into the hands of rogue third parties, and to ensure the program's safety.

"The offer was part of a package of incentives presented to Tehran Tuesday by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, said the diplomats, who were familiar with the proposals. The diplomats demanded anonymity in exchange for discussing details of the offer, which was agreed on last week by six world powers in a bid to resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran."

According to AP, "The package was agreed on last week by the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia — the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany."

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