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The Iran Deal: Is Hedging Still a Possibility?

23 July 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Chatham House, London


Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Brookings Institution; Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, US Department of State (2009-13)
Wyn Bowen, Professor of Non-Proliferation & International Security, King's College London
Chair: Sir Richard Dalton, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



An interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme with the EU3+3 (UK, US, France, Germany, Russia and China) is due to expire on 20 July. The negotiators have yet to overcome major hurdles, particularly regarding the number of centrifuges and access to certain facilities. At this event, the speakers will examine how far Iran’s nuclear programme needs to be rolled back in order to prevent Iran from having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. Will a deal with Iran still allow it room to pursue a hedging strategy? What kinds of restrictions or verification measures will need to be included for the agreement to provide credible assurance that Iran is incapable of producing a nuclear weapon at short notice?

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.