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Iran in a new Middle East?
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 @ 17:30
In July 2015 a nuclear accord was signed between the P5+1 (UN Security council permanent members + Germany) and Iran.
The accord regulates and caps Iran’s nuclear programme and is an important milestone for two reasons:
First, it sets a new standard for how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons in general and, in particular, ensure that Iran does not
cross that threshold.
Secondly it marks a sea change in Iran-US relations since it is the first time in 35 years that they have negotitate directly and publicly at the highest political level.
This second aspect could potentially result in important changes, positive as well as negative, in the regional power balance. It can boost theattempts to reach a solution to the Syrian impasse, but it is also fuelling Saudi and Israeli fears about an Iran in ascendance – a perception that leads to heightened tensions.
Join us in this interesting lecture with Rouzbeh Parsi