Monday, May 17, 2010

A headline from the new century: diplomacy, May 2010

From today's Globe and Mail:

Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal

Agreement reached in talks with Brazil and Turkey

The article continues:

Iran agreed Monday to ship most of its enriched uranium to Turkey in a nuclear fuel swap deal that could ease the international standoff over the country's disputed nuclear program, just as pressure mounts for tougher sanctions.

The deal was reached in talks with Brazil and Turkey, elevating a new group of mediators for the first time in the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities. There was no immediate comment from the United States and the other world powers that have led earlier negotiations as to whether the new deal would satisfy them...

Brazil as a key actor in resolving a Middle East/nuclear non-proliferation conflict?

Image: A more usual notion of Brazil.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:08 pm

    Two Notes:
    1 The NY Times seems concerned that this "May Hinder efforts for sanctions"- Sounds like the "liberal press" wants problems, not solutions
    2. Brazil and Turkey- two rising powers taking their place in the sun; helping, not causing trouble. Good for them.