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The Iranian Nuclear Crisis – Tomorrow Really is Another Day


Stopping Iran from achieving nuclear capability is a good thing – not least because failure to do so will spawn a nuclear race throughout the region.

In May 2004, Iran made a public decision to continue uranium enrichment, a decision which contravened a 2003 commitment to the EU to suspend these activities. Six months later, on 14 November 2004, in the face of considerable pressure from what is now widely perceived as a co-ordinated ‘Good cop/Bad cop’ approach from the EU and US, Iran signed a new agreement with Britain, France and Germany (known as the EU3) to suspend all activities related to the enrichment of uranium

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