The Iranian nuclear crisis

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The nuclear crisis which started in the Summer 2002 saw the international community, Europeans in the lead, join forces to try to slow Iran’s progression on the path toward a nuclear military capability. The main obstacle Teheran encounters is the production of a sufficient quantity of fissile material. The issues at hand are considerable, whether it be for French and European security interests, for the credibility of multilateralism or for nuclear stability in the Middle East. Beyond the many diplomatic developments, and despite the international mobilization, Iran has not renounced its nuclear military ambitions. In order to force Iran to make a strategic choice, and not just a tactical adjustment, we must use all levers at our disposal, both diplomatic and economic, and get an aloof United States to engage in the issue. – Summary AFRI-2005