Assessing Iran's Nuclear Program and Diplomatic Options to Contain It

Dec. 3, 2007

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Arms Control Association:

Arms Control Association Press Briefing

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

9:30 - 11:00 A.M.

Henry L. Stimson Center Conference Room

1111 19th St. NW 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

The U.S. intelligence community has released a new assessment on Iran's nuclear program which judged "with high confidence" that Tehran's drive to develop nuclear weapons was halted in 2003 with the onset of international inspections. The assessment also concludes that a combination of pressure and incentives might persuade Tehran to continue to halt its nuclear weapons program. Based on these conclusions, time is available to find such an appropriate combination to convince Iran to exercise further restraint and address all international concerns. The panel will discuss the state of Iran's nuclear program and the diplomatic options that should be explored in order to contain Tehran's nuclear capabilities. Panelists are:

David Albright , President, Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) and a leading independent authority on the Iranian nuclear program and its history.

Dr. Hans-Peter Hinrichsen, First Secretary, Political Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany , Washington D.C.

Joseph Cirincione, Senior Fellow and Director for Nuclear Policy, Center for American Progress.

Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association.

The Arms Control Association is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting effective arms control policies. It publishes the journal Arms Control Today.

Please contact Peter Crail at (202) 463-8270 x102 to RSVP.

SOURCE Arms Control Association

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