“Ahmadinejad’s declaration lacks feasibility but severely threatens negotiating efforts”

“Ahmadinejad’s declaration lacks feasibility but severely threatens negotiating efforts”
November 29-December 1, 2009
     Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s declaration of plans to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities are being described as political theater designed primarily to express defiance against growing international pressure [previously covered here]. David Albright states that the facilities would be “extremely expensive” and difficult to build and maintain, especially with international sanctions in place, and adds that Iran lacks sufficient amounts of uranium (Haaretz).Gary Sick points out that Ahmadinejad’s cabinet, which announced the decision, is not normally responsible for security decisions (Gary’s Choices).
     However, the declared plans, along with threats of withdrawal from the NPT, severely complicate negotiating efforts and increases the prospect of additional sanctions. Analysts also believe Ahmadinejad hopes to regain domestic credibility among conservatives after facing backlash over his reported support for the failed uranium export deal. Julian Borger adds that Iran’s defiance undermines US efforts to promote disarmament and spells trouble for the 2010 NPT Review Conference (Guardian, The National).
Haaretz | Gary’s Choices | Guardian | The National

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