From IKV Pax Christi
As the EU High Representative is currently preparing for the next round of negotiations between Iran and the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China, IKV Pax Christi is taking this opportunity to circulate a brief note with recommendations and some background information for those discussions. Click here to view this information.
Our key recommendations are:
- The current sanctions levied by the European Union against Iran for its nuclear programme should be lifted in a systematic way in exchange for visible progress by Iran on ratifying and implementing an Additional Protocol and allowing access to any questionable sites in the country by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors.
- The European Parliament has a responsibility to promote peaceful non-proliferation activities and should call on the Council of Ministers to take a pragmatic and reasoned approach towards Iran’s nuclear programme aimed at dialogue, ratification of an Additional protocol and lifting sanctions.
- The only way to sustainably ensure a nuclear free Iran, is to make nuclear weapons illegal, for everyone. A positive contribution to that goal is to continue supporting efforts towards the creation of a zone free of nuclear and all other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
If you have any questions or would like to engage on this issue further, please contact our Nuclear Disarmament Programme Leader, Susi Snyder: email@example.com.