Iran’s Diplomatic Effort to Undermine Sanctions Push Aided by ElBaradei

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Iran’s top nuclear negotiator released a vague statement Tuesday indicating that Iran will soon offer a diplomatic proposal concerning the standoff over its refusal to abide by its commitments under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Saeed Jalili, who also heads the country’s Supreme National Security Council, told reporters that:

Iran has prepared to present its revised package of proposals . . . and is ready to hold talks with world powers . . . in order to ease common concerns in the international arena.

This statement, made on the eve of a conference in Germany to discuss the U.N. Security Council’s next move on Iran, is yet another Iranian attempt to undercut international efforts to pressure it to abide by its legal commitments under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. (more…)