WorldViews: Is Iran already hedging on a key nuclear concession?

By Max Fisher, November 27, 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told the country's legislature Wednesday that Iran will continue construction at its controversial nuclear facility at Arak, according to Reuters. A key provision of Iran's recent nuclear agreement, sealed just this weekend in Geneva with the United States and five other world powers, requires it to halt all "activities" at Arak. Zarif's announcement, though not an outright contradiction of this agreement, pushes Iran's interpretation right up to the limits of the deal. But the question of how much this matters, if it matters as all, is complicated.

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