Nuclear Deal with Iran Finalized December 4, 2007Posted by chuckwh in earthquake, Iran.
Tags: Bam earthquake, Iran, Iran nukes, Iran relations
The U.S., Russia and Europe, through efforts by The Gore Administration, today finalized a long term deal with Iran that will provide nuclear energy to a nation once at bitter odds with the United States. The deal was signed in Paris today and is expected to be followed shortly by a formal resumption of diplomatic relations between Iran and the U.S.
Under terms of the deal, Russia and France will provide nuclear enrichment and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear watchdog, will be provided permanent unimpeded access to Iranian nuclear facilities.
This all comes in the wake of Iranian President Kamal Kharrazi’s visit to the U.S.
But the tide in relations turned when President Gore pushed an unprecedented, massive, and controversial aid bill through Congress in the wake of the Bam earthquake that helped the reform movement in Iran and, some say, tilted the power structure in the country’s theocracy towards Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri.
U.S. efforts in the wake of that devastating quake are said by many analysts to have changed the hearts of clerical ground troops in Iran.