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Virtual Event | Showdown at the IAEA: The Future of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Virtual Event | Showdown at the IAEA: The Future of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Join Hudson Institute Adjunct Fellow Josh Block for a conversation with nuclear weapons expert David Albright and former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official Olli Heinonen on whether a revived Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would strengthen or diminish the non-proliferation watchdog.

As talks between Iran and the United States and other signatories to the JCPOA drag on, Tehran’s nuclear weapons program continues its dangerous advance. Reports that Iran is now enriching uranium from 5% to 60% indicate that the program could be approaching the point where it could “breakout” with the ability to develop nuclear weapons. In addition, the regime is pursuing a sophisticated strategy to create “a sense of crisis” by flouting the IAEA inspection requirements of the 2015 deal—including blocking access to more than 20 undeclared nuclear weapons development sites. How can the IAEA and the global non-proliferation regime maintain credibility if Iran is not held accountable for its massive illicit and undeclared nuclear weapons work? Join Hudson Institute for this important discussion.

Speakers

David Albright

Founder and President, Institute for Science and International Security

Olli Heinonen

Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center & Former Deputy Director-General for Safeguards, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Joshua S. Block

Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute

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