Reaching Diplomatic Agreement with Iran

August 2013 - Because of the historic mistrust between the United States and Iran, as well as the complexities of the nuclear issue, achieving an agreement will require significant new initiatives and greater diplomatic flexibility on both sides.

This discussion paper outlines options for the United States and its partners in the UN Security Council and the P5+1. We propose an immediate initiative for constructive engagement and a longer-term diplomatic strategy, in support of the new round of P5+1 discussions that are set to begin in October. To take advantage of the current opportunity for engaging with Iran on a solution to the nuclear standoff, we recommend a three-pronged strategy.

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