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چهارشنبه ۱۷ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۷:۵۷ - ۷ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶

U.S. and Europe Exploring New Ways to Deal With Iran


While the United States official policy towards Iran’s nuclear activities is still ‏to refer the Islamic Republic to the UN Security Council for non-compliance with its safeguards commitments, the Bush administration said on Saturday that it is open to a set of European incentives for Iran if she agrees to suspend its uranium enrichment program. While the United States official policy towards Iran’s nuclear activities is still ‏to refer the Islamic Republic to the UN Security Council for non-compliance with its safeguards commitments, the Bush administration said on Saturday that it is open to a set of European incentives for Iran if she agrees to suspend its uranium enrichment program.The White House officials, however, have been at pains since then to stress that while America supports the European initiative; the administration will not offer any US benefits to Tehran. “We’ll hear what they’ve put together. We’ll hear them out and talk together with them about how to move Iran into compliance” with the requirements of IAEA, Richard Boucher, State Department’s spokesman told reporters on Saturday. The so called ‘incentives’ designed to be offered to Iran by EU will be discussed at a meeting on Friday at the State Department between European envoys and Undersecretary of State John Bolton and /or Deputy Secretary Richard Armitage. In an interview with Radio Farda, Miriam Raj Kumar, a senior researcher at the Carnegie Foundation, said that while the US Presidential campaign is underway, neither the doves nor the hawks of the administration are willing to go beyond a simple backing of a European ‘carrot and stick’ offer to Iran; and even when the election is out of the way, the US government would have to look at the Iran issue with a fresh eye. Americans know, Raj Kumar says, that they do not have enough backing at the IAEA to refer Iran to the Security Council, and a military option against Iran is unwanted and unrealistic. With these in mind, the US might want to seek enough political grounds to offer economic incentives to Iran in the future, and perhaps step by step remove the existing trade obstacles. But, for the time being, a tacit support for the Europeans is probably the best option the US has.
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