World Library  

QR link for Plan B for Iran : What If Nuclear Diplomacy Fails
Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Plan B for Iran : What If Nuclear Diplomacy Fails

By Carter, Ashton B.

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000658668
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 97,738 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: Plan B for Iran : What If Nuclear Diplomacy Fails  
Author: Carter, Ashton B.
Language: English
Subject: Government Reference Publication, Transportation., Transportation Administrative Service Center (U.S.)
Collections: National Security Archive Collection
Publication Date:
Publisher: Transportation Security Administration


APA MLA Chicago

Carter, A. B. (n.d.). Plan B for Iran : What If Nuclear Diplomacy Fails. Retrieved from

The Preventive Defense Project conducted the latest in its series of Washington WMD Workshops entitled ?Iran Plan B Design? on May 22, 2006. The purpose of the Workshop was to collect the best thinking on the design of a plan for dealing with Iran?s nuclear program should diplomacy fail and the Iranians continue on the path to nuclear capability. (At the time of the Workshop, diplomacy centered on the EU3-led process with the U.S. in the background; the U.S. has since agreed to join the talks directly, though Iran has rejected the condition that it ceases uranium enrichment in advance of the talks.) While it is important for the United States and its international partners to design Plan B now, it is premature to abandon the current diplomatic course, Plan A. For one thing, Iran?s known nuclear program is several years away from being able to produce its first bomb?s worth of fissile material. Unlike the case of North Korea which has already obtained fissile material and is producing more, there is time to let diplomacy with Iran play out. Second, and again unlike North Korea, the Iranian government has exhibited at least a smidgen of sensitivity to international opinion and to the possibility of further isolation and punishment if it persists, and acceptance and trade if it stops ? I.e., to diplomatic carrots and sticks. Third, while the cat-and-mouse diplomacy led by the EU3 has not led to conclusive results, it has caused Iran to slow the progress of its uranium enrichment program through intermittent suspensions. It is not yet time to switch to Plan B. But it is time to devise Plan B. And the time available for diplomacy is only valuable if it is used effectively.


Click To View

Additional Books

  • Middle East Mission U.S. Efforts to Stop... (by )
  • Mexico and Relations with Cuba (by )
  • Mexican External Debt and Us Bank Exposu... (by )
  • Mexican Economic Situation (by )
  • Mexican Defense Forces Receive (by )
  • Message to the Taliban on Bin Laden (by )
  • Message to the King from the Secretary (by )
  • Message from the Secretary for Min Tariq (by )
  • Message from the Secretary (by )
  • Message from Secretary to King Faisal an... (by )
  • Memorandum on Torture and Disappearances... (by )
  • Memorandum of Conversation (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.