Comments on: A misconception that could scuttle nuclear talks with Iran http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/23/a-misconception-that-could-scuttle-nuclear-talks-with-iran/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: acdalives http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/23/a-misconception-that-could-scuttle-nuclear-talks-with-iran/#comment-100367 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35956#comment-100367 Agree that too much attention focused on breakout time for the reasons cited. This approach also creates the unfortunate impression that Iran intransigence on size of enrichment program is due to its desire to keep the breakout time as short as possible, when almost nobody believes that route would be used if Iran did go for a nuke some day. A covert route or “sneak out” is more likely, with the “legal” route of 90 days notification of withdrawal the most likely. If Iran addresses IAEA concerns in the wake of a deal with the P5+1, it will ultimately be back in compliance with the NPT. At that point, why would Iran invite a military attack by cheating its way to a bomb when it could do so “legally”?

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