Tag Archives: 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Iran nuclear capability is more likely bluff than bombs

Christoph Bluth, University of Bradford The likelihood of Iran imminently developing a nuclear arsenal has been the subject of a great deal of speculation recently after Israeli defence minister, Benny Gantz, told the UN Security Council on August 4 that “Iran … is only around ten weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade materials necessary for a nuclear weapon”. “Now is the …

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Conservative hard-liner elected as Iran’s next president – what that means for the West and the nuclear deal

Ebrahim Raisi, seen here during a 2017 rally, is expected to win Iran’s presidential election. AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi Nader Habibi, Brandeis University Iran’s conservative rulers’ effort to orchestrate the outcome of the June 18 presidential election triggered a voter boycott – but the result may still bode well for ongoing negotiations over the lapsed 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s Interior Ministry …

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