Countering Iran’s Nuclear Challenge

December 14, 2005

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


James Phillips, John C. Hulsman, and James Jay Carafano

Western efforts to negotiate an end to Iran’s nuclear program have been unable to produce results. Tehran has made a few concessions but remains intransigent on the issue of enrichment and developing a fuel cycle that will allow for a nuclear weapon capability at some point. Washington needs to back the European effort to pressure Iran diplomatically but if unsuccessful the U.S. should build a coalition with the purpose of isolating Iran.