Emad Kiyaei, AIC Executive Director, stresses that the recent nuclear framework agreement with Iran is a step in the right direction and promises unprecedented monitoring of Iran's nuclear facilities.
When presented with a comparison of failed monitoring attempts on North Korea's nuclear program in the past with recently promised access to Iran's nuclear infrastructure, Kiyaei replied, "The North Korean case is completely different from the Iranian. The reality is that what the Iranians are signing on to, which will be detailed out in the coming months, is that Iran will be the first country to agree to this amount of inspection and monitoring of its nuclear program. This is actually unprecedented in the history of non-proliferation. Also, it could have a pioneering role in beefing up non-proliferation activities."