Iran Us Nuclear Conflict

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Brian O. Poole
ORG 5605: Communication Strategies for Conflict
Resolution and Mediation
Dr. Sara Rogers
March 14, 2011

The relationship between the United States and Iran has increasingly been deteriorating, especially since Tehran began to flex its muscles following the Iraq war in 2003 and its insistence on maintaining its uranium enrichment program. Both sides have grievances against each other that date back to the 1979 Iranian Revolution and beyond (Ben-Meir, 2009). The two countries have been in dialogue in the past but with fundamental ideological and strategic differences. There are many important points to their issues with Iran’s nuclear weapon program being the biggest. The fact remains, however, that
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The United States used the distributive approach to negotiations by giving a bottom line for negotiation that was outlined in their perspective. The United States was direct. They simply gave issues that has to be address for negotiations to succeed: (1) the history of tensions, charges and recriminations on both sides; (2) the view that the Ahmadinejad pre sidency and Iran 's leadership as a whole have become much more hard line, repressive and difficult to deal with, and mat Washington should continue to support regime change; (3) American charges that Iran continues to support terrorism, particularly against Israel, via allies in Syria and Lebanon; (4) Iranian actions in Iraq and Afghanistan; (5) Iran 's broader role in the Gulf and the Middle East/ North Africa region; and (6) the Iranian nuclear issue (Cordesman, 2008) . The integrative aspect of the negotiations yielded more detailed possible results prior to the coming to impasse. The P5+1 which includes the United States, China, Russia, Great Britain, France and Germany reached a proposal with Iran. This was considered a “win-win” proposal by the United States. Under the proposal, Iran would send out 1,200 kilograms, or almost 70 percent, of its estimated growing stock of low-enriched uranium and receive a multiyear supply of 19.75 percent fuel for the small Tehran
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