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How to Reach an Agreement with Iran

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On 16-17 March the Strategic Studies Network from Near East South Asia (NESA) Center of the US National Defense University convened a task force to develop a draft agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. The group – consisting of P5+1, EU, GCC (Gulf Countries Council), Israeli, and Turkish experts and practitioners – reached a shared understanding on a broad package that included a draft agreement, a phased reciprocal sequencing chart, and a draft of bilateral US-Iranian “side letter” as a first step toward normalizing relations with Iran, all of which are appended to this report.

The report data are updated as of March 28, 2013 and do not reflect the progress of negotiations in Alma-Ata in April 2013.

This text is reproduced in shorthand form with the kind permission of Strategic Studies Network.

How to Reach an Agreement with Iran (full text)


RUSSIA CONFIDENTIAL, Issue № 5 (197), vol.12. May 2013.