US News and World Report quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Matthew Kroenig on the tenets of the Iran deal which allow for the steady management of Iran’s nuclear production: 

The Iran deal, however, allows Tehran – under the leadership of President Hassan Rouhani – to keep some nuclear facilities operating at a lowered and verified level for at least fifteen years, after which time it may be able to greatly shrink the “breakout time,” or time it takes to develop nuclear materials suitable for weapons.

“It’s a big point,” says Matthew Kroenig, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and professor at Georgetown University who specializes in nuclear nonproliferation. Tuesday’s deal marks the first time the United States has been willing to compromise on allowing a country it considers dangerous to continue enrichment reprocessing at lower levels, he says.

That comes with serious risks.

“There is an argument to be made this deal will slow, and manage, Iran’s introduction to the nuclear club,” Kroenig says.

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