Iran Negotiations Update: Verification vs. Breakout Capacity

A discussion with
Daryl Kimball
Executive Director
Arms Control Association

Michael Singh
Managing Director
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Moderated by
Barbara Slavin
Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Does a trade-off exist between more intensive verification measures placed on Iran’s nuclear program and the size of Iran’s enrichment capacity? With a new November 24 deadline for agreement, the Iranians have argued that more transparency should resolve concerns about breakout capacity – the ability to make enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon without rapid outside detection. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) want limitations on the number and quality of Iran’s centrifuges to lengthen any potential breakout period. Iran may balk at these limits. Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center for a briefing on the ongoing negotiations with Iran and how some of these outstanding issues could be resolved.

The Iran Task Force, chaired by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, seeks to perform a comprehensive analysis of Iran’s internal political landscape, its role in the region and globally, and any basis for an improved relationship with the West. It is supported generously by the Ploughshares Fund.

DATE:           Tuesday, September, 9, 2014

TIME:            9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:  Atlantic Council
                  1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                  Washington, DC 20005

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