Elements of a Revised Proposal to Iran, June 9, 2006
The following is the text of draft proposals to Iran concerning its nuclear programme, as leaked to ABC News.
POSSIBLE ELEMENTS OF A REVISED PROPOSAL TO IRAN
To develop relations and cooperation with Iran based on mutual respect and the establishment of international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme, and to prepare for a fresh start in negotiations of a comprehensive agreement to that end, to be deposited with the IAEA and endorsed in a Security Council resolution:
The International Community will:
AREAS OF FUTURE COOPERATION TO BE COVERED IN NEGOTIATIONS ON A LONG TERM AGREEMENT
International community will take the following steps:
Iran's right to nuclear energy:
Light Water Reactors:
International Trade & Investment
Support for full integration into international structures, including the WTO, and to create the framework for increased direct investment in Iran and trade with Iran (including a Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement with EU).
Civil aviation cooperation (including possibility to purchase civil aircraft) and removal of restrictions on civil aircraft manufacturers from exporting such aircraft to Iran, thereby opening up the prospect of Iran purchasing a new fleet of modern civil airliners.
Establishment of a long-term strategic energy partnership between Iran and the EU, i.e. extension and modernisation of oil and gas sectors, scientific and technological cooperation also on downstream activities, development of the Iranian energy infrastructure incl. pipeline construction, and in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energies.
High Technology Co-operation
Co-operation in the fields of high technology and other areas to be agreed.
Research & Development in Nuclear Energy
Review of Moratorium
The long-term agreement would, with regard to common efforts to build international confidence, include a clause for review of the agreement in all its aspects, to follow:
Regional Security Co-operation
Support for an Inter-governmental regional forum, including Countries of the region and other interested Countries, to promote dialogue and cooperation on security issues in the Persian Gulf, i.e. with the aim of establishing regional security arrangements and a co-operative relationship on important regional security issues, including guarantees for territorial integrity and political sovereignty.
WMD Free Zone in the Middle East
Support the objective of establishing a zone free of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery in Middle East.
POSSIBLE MEASURES IN THE EVENT THAT IRAN DOES NOT COOPERATE
In the event that Iran does not co-operate with the international community, we would adopt proportionate measures, selected from the following list, in order to give effect to the decisions of the international community. Where appropriate, these measures would be adopted under Chapter VII Article 41 of the UN Charter.
Measures Targeted Against Iran's Nuclear and Missiles Programmes
a) Embargo on export of goods and technologies relevant to these programmes.
b) Freeze of assets and ban on financial transactions of organisations and/or individuals involved in these programmes.
c) Travel/visa ban on individuals related to these programmes.
d) Suspension of technical co-operation with the IAEA.
e) Ban on investment against entities associated with these industries.
f) Ban on Iranians from studying abroad disciplines related to nuclear and missile development.
Political and Economic Measures
g) Reduction/freeze of bilateral contacts.
h) Visa/travel ban on selected high-ranking officials and personalities.
i) Freeze of assets of individuals and organisations connected to or close to the regime.
j) Arms embargo against Iran.
k) Embargo on exports of specific products (e.g. refined oil/gas products) to Iran.
l) End support for Iran's WTO Membership Application.
m) Prohibition on co-operation/investment in Iran in certain sectors.
n) General freeze of assets of Iranian financial institutions.
o) Reduction in government support for trade and export credit insurance to Iran.
Source: ABC News.
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