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Towards a final and sustainable Iranian nuclear agreement?

Foreign affairs and security policy

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A light lunch will be provided from 13:00 to14:00

CEPS Event

Towards a final and sustainable Iranian nuclear agreement?


The Iranian nuclear programme has been the subject of more than a decade of diplomatic negotiations between the “5+1” group of states representing the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran. On 2nd April, negotiators reached solutions on key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The final stretch of negotiations is set to expire on June 30th, when the protagonists are expected to conclude a historical “comprehensive” resolution that will ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear programme and the comprehensive lifting of all sanctions.

So what exactly are the key parameters of the proposed solutions on this nuclear issue to reach this goal? Under what conditions will the economic sanctions be gradually eased? And what commitments will be accepted by Iran? How will the IAEA be able to verify the permanent limitation of different aspects of the nuclear programme, including its military component? And how will the final deal impact on regional peace and security?

Steven Blockmans Steven Blockmans
Steven Blockmans

Director of Research

Speakers list
Majid Golpour

Professor, Sorbonne/ULB

Sadegh Zibakalam

Political Analyst and Professor, Tehran University

Jin Liangxiang

Research Fellow, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Fernando Garces de los Fayos Tournan

Principal Administrator DG EXPO, European Parliament

Mostafa Zahrani

Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran

Ambassador Selim Yenel

Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU

Hillel Newman

Division for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ashraf Mohamed Keshk

Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies

Elliott Abrams

Council for Foreign Relations