Ahead of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Moscow, the West seems confident that sanctions will induce Iran to settle on its uranium enrichment. But rather than arriving at a negotiated settlement by applying the principle of reciprocity, the West may look to anaesthetize oil markets.
The Western sanctions imposed on Iran to force it to abandon its nuclear programme have succeeded in bringing Tehran back to the negotiating table, but they are a tactic, not a strategy. Any long-term policy has to aim for a democratic Iran.
Fair Observer republished an article written exclusively for Gateway House by Ambassador Peter Jenkins about the process of nuclear talks with Iran.
Iran Review, a non-governmental website which promotes dialogue through articles and analyses, republished an article written for Gateway House by Ambassador Peter Jenkins about the process on nuclear talks with Iran.