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Experts Available: Iran's Response to the P5+1 Proposal

WASHINGTON - August 22 - On August 22, 2006, Iran formally responded to a proposal from the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia, United States + Germany) seeking to resolve the dispute over the country's nuclear program. What does Iran's response mean for the future of negotiations? Was the proposal from the P5+1 fair and adequate? How is the United Nations Security Council likely to respond? How should the US respond? The following experts are available for comment on Iran's response to the P5+1 proposal regarding the country's nuclear program.

Dr. John Burroughs, Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy (
Cell: (917) 439-4585
John Burroughs is a specialist on treaty regimes and international law relating to nuclear and other non-conventional weapons. He has analyzed developments in the United Nations Security Council relating to Iran's nuclear program and met with Security Council diplomats on the subject.

Lt. General Robert Gard, (U.S. Army-retired) is the Senior Military Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation.
Tel: (202) 546-0795
General Gard recently co-organized a
letter from retired Generals, Admirals and Diplomats calling on the Bush administration to engage in direct talks with the government of Iran over its nuclear program without pre-conditions. General Gard is a former military assistant to the Secretary of Defense and former President of National Defense University.

Dr. Trita Parsi, Author of Treacherous Triangle - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press, 2007).
Cell: (202) 386-2303
Dr. Parsi is one of the few people in the US - if not the only one - that has traveled both to Iran and Israel and interviewed top officials in these countries on the state of Israeli-Iranian relations. He has conducted more than 110 interviews with senior Israeli, Iranian and American officials in all three countries. He is fluent in Persian/Farsi.

Dr. James Walsh, Research Associate at the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is leading two series of dialogues on nuclear issues, one with leading figures in Iran and another with representatives from North Korea.
Cell: (617) 388-8200
Dr. Walsh has traveled to Iran and is engaged in direct discussions with Iranian leaders. In July, Dr. Walsh
testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Iran's nuclear program. Dr. Walsh is a member of the Board of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Carah Ong; Iran Policy Analyst
Tel: (202) 546-0795 ext. 122; Cell: (202) 378-3334Email:


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