Peacebuilding

Stephen Heintz Weighs in on Iran Negotiations

In a New York Times op-ed column, Roger Cohen argues that an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program is still possible, despite not reaching a deal in Geneva over the weekend. With new and more moderate Iranian leadership, a need for sanctions relief, and a desire for the West to recognize its right to enrichment, there is not a better opportunity than now, for Iran to come to an agreement with the United States and its allies, he writes. Cohen quotes Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, stating that although Iran's nuclear knowledge cannot be destroyed, the international community should recognize its capability and "put it in a box where it is verifiable, contained, and controlled."

Read The New York Times op-ed, "A Doable Iran Deal"