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Blame it on the French — What are France’s motives in undermining a crucial deal between Iran and P5+1? | Al Jazeera English

When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Paris last week and held talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme, he probably never thought the main opposition to an Iranian proposed agreement to resolve its nuclear standoff, would come from the French three days later. The US and its allies narrowed their differences with Tehran ...

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US-Israel Deal to Demand Qom Closure Threatens Nuclear Talks | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – The Barack Obama administration has adopted a demand in the negotiations with Iran beginning Saturday that its Fordow enrichment facility must be shut down and eventually dismantled based on an understanding with Israel that risks the collapse of the negotiations. It is unclear, however, whether the administration intends to press that demand regardless of Iran’s rejection or will ...

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A Post-Election Agenda for Belarus – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

On nuclear security, Minsk has taken some positive steps, such as the agreement announced by Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton under which Belarus will give up its remaining highly enriched uranium (HEU). This move demonstrates a commitment to the global nuclear nonproliferation regime, an important precedent for other non-nuclear weapons states that possess HEU ...

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