VERTIC releases Brief No. 23 - Above and beyond: IAEA verification in Iran

Today, VERTIC releases the 23rd in its ongoing series of Briefs, on this occasion discussing verification questions surrounding the Iranian nuclear issue in a paper written by Hugh Chalmers and Andreas Persbo. 
The Iranian issue has seen a number of significant recent moves forward. The April 2015 Iran-EU statement on the parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action gives insight into what a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme may look like. There are still many details left unresolved or uncommunicated to the outside world. Negotiators will come together in the coming months to discuss specific language designed to bridge remaining issues. What is clear is that stringent verification arrangements—in some cases going above and beyond those in the present International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards system—will be critical for the deal to be accepted on both sides of the Atlantic and by the international community as a whole. The verification work of the International Atomic Energy Agency will therefore be central to the success of the agreement. This brief outlines what verification arrangements may be applied when the agreement enters into force.
We are very grateful to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust whose support has made production of this paper possible.
Access the paper in full here.

Last changed: Apr 21 2015 at 5:36 PM