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1 Oct, 2009 18:54

“US wants Iran to accept limits on nuclear infrastructure”

The chances that the US can induce such limits on Iran are rather small, but that’s something on which the American side is very focused, says Flynt Leverett from the New America Foundation.

Leverett believes that in the long term, most US officials still hold the idea that any negotiated resolution to the nuclear issue will require Iran to suspend its enrichment activities on a long-term basis.

“Some of the American officials are beginning to wise up to the reality that it is just not going to happen as a negotiated outcome, but I think that the American policy is still very slow to catch up to that reality,” Leverett said.