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Keep your enemy closer: The best way to know the full extent of Iran's nuclear doings is to offer it help

Authors: Charles D. Ferguson, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, and Jack Boureston, Managing Director, FirstWatch International
November / December 2005
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists


"The United States and other international partners should seize the opportunity to work closely with Tehran to ensure that its nuclear program complies with the most rigorous safeguards while preserving its right to perform peaceful nuclear activities. Close involvement also can serve as an important source of data on Iranian nuclear activities and can act as a reality check on U.S. intelligence community estimates."

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