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Iran's Outdated Deal: Enriched Uranium and Breakout Capacity

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Analysts are chewing over the details that are coming out of Geneva this afternoon, which describe in broad contours the deal that Iran is offering to the West. 

Leaks in recent weeks have indicated that Tehran is prepared to propose an offer that would among other things limit enrichment to 3.5% and allow them to retain their enriched material. Members of Congress, analysts, and journalists have all come out in recent days to reject such a proposal. They emphasize that advanced technology installed by Iran over the last year would, if the offer was accepted, leave the regime with the option to follow the North Korean model and sneak across the nuclear finish line. 

The New York Times this morning quoted Dr. Gary Samore, president of United Against Nuclear Iran, describing such an offer as "not sufficient to prevent breakout."

About The Speaker


President of United Against Nuclear Iran; Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University 

DR. GARY SAMORE serves as President of United Against Nuclear Iran. He is also Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to that, he served for four years as President Obama’s White House Coordinator for Arms Control and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism. As WMD Coordinator, he served as the principal advisor to the President on all matters relating to arms control and the prevention of weapons of mass destruction proliferation and WMD terrorism, and coordinated United States government activities, initiatives, and programs to prevent proliferation and WMD terrorism and promote international arms control efforts. 

Dr. Samore was a National Science Foundation Fellow at Harvard University, where he received his MA and PhD in government in 1984.

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October 15, 2013 at 3:30pm - 3:56pm

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