Dismantling Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program: Next Steps to Achieve a Comprehensive Deal, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, December 3, 2014   [open pdf - 870KB]

This testimony compilation is from the December 3, 2014 hearing, "Dismantling Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program: Next Steps to Achieve a Comprehensive Deal," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the webcast of Committee Chairman Robert Mendendez' opening statement: "Today we have an expert panel to provide an assessment of the status of the P5 [plus] 1 [United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany] talks and the likelihood of reaching a complete political framework for a comprehensive deal in the next four months. I am particularly interested in your views on whether reaching a deal is simply a matter of time or if there has been a fundamental shift in Iranian thinking that makes a deal four months from now more likely than in the past twelve. While I believe the administration's diplomatic efforts to terminate Iran's illicit nuclear program should be commended, I am concerned that Iran has not demonstrated a sincere interest in reaching agreement and has used these talks to chip away at our positions, beginning with the concessions on enrichment in the joint plan of action. Given the continued Iranian intransigence in the talks, the failure to conclude a final deal by November 24 falls squarely on Iran." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Albright, Gary Samore, and Michael Doran.

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