Richard Dalton

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Todos nosotros hemos compartido la experiencia de haber vivido en Irán y de haber representado a nuestros respectivos países a lo largo de varios años. Hemos seguido de cerca la gestión del dossier nuclear y sus efectos, tanto sobre la política iraní como sobre su población. La elección del presidente Rohani aporta nuevos elementos. Las negociaciones entre Teherán y los cinco miembros permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad, más Alemania, estaban atascadas desde hacía varios años y se relanzaron el pasado octubre en Ginebra. Fue una primera toma de contacto en la que los iraníes expresaron su posición de una forma nueva.…  Seguir leyendo »

It has been exactly a year since the last UN security council resolution imposed extra sanctions on Iran. International debate is resuming on the country’s continued failure to heed UN decisions, and a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency rightly draws attention to the questions Iran has not answered about experiments it has made on nuclear bomb technology.

As ambassadors to Iran during the past decade, we have all followed closely the development of this crisis. It is unacceptable that the talks have been deadlocked for such a long time.

The Arab world and the Middle East are entering a new epoch in which no country is immune from change.…  Seguir leyendo »

In diplomatic negotiations, as in other contests, knowing more of your opponent’s plans will help, but you still have to conduct the campaign. The revelation of a second enrichment plant in Iran will change some of the tactics of the six-nation group – the US, Russia, Germany, France, China and Britain – but their strategic goals remain difficult to achieve.

The goals are a high level of assurance that Iran will not divert nuclear material for military purposes and that it will take its place in its region as a constructive power. This requires a comprehensive agreement with Tehran and consequential moves on five tracks – in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in the UN, and by Iran’s main trading partners, the US, and Iran itself.…  Seguir leyendo »