nuclear stalemate

nuclear stalemate

A concept that postulates a situation wherein the relative strength of opposing nuclear forces results in mutual deterrence against employment of nuclear forces.
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One of the most intense diplomatic episodes of the past decade, the Iran nuclear stalemate was close to being eased by a stopgap deal last week in Geneva.
The US and Israel, Iran's archenemies, have not ruled out a military strike on Tehran if diplomacy fails to resolve the nuclear stalemate.
Western sanctions against Iran will not halt Tehran's nuclear program, Davutoglu told the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, reiterating that negotiations were the best way to settle the Iranian nuclear stalemate.
For instance, Turkish papers pointed out that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was angered when Tehran agreed to Brazil's mediation efforts to resolve the nuclear stalemate while it rejected Ankara's, before he decided to fly off to Tehran to ink the deal.
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The above being the case, the question arises as to why the Iranian hardliners and the West led by the United States are all of a sudden showing so much flexibility when dealing with the nuclear stalemate.
Another Tehran concern was that the US will exploit any dialogue with Iran at Sharm el-Shaikh for its "hostile intentions", by arguing that it went the extra mile in the diplomatic path to resolve the nuclear stalemate.
The first stemmed from the political frustrations imposed by the post-Cuban Missile Crisis nuclear stalemate.
Yonsei University professor Moon Chung-In has commented that, "The recent nuclear stalemate demonstrates that isolation and intimidation do not alter North Korean behavior.
While a kind of nuclear stalemate had been achieved by 1963, this did not prevent either the United States or the Soviet Union from continuing to seek changes in the nuclear status quo.
Gas export schemes and refinery expansion projects will make little progress as international oil company (IOC) partners heed the investment embargo, so the overall outlook will continue to deteriorate without a breakthrough in the nuclear stalemate.
Turkey has recently played a key role in resolving a nuclear stalemate between Iran and the West over the supply of nuclear fuel for Tehran's research reactor by offering - in collaboration with Brazil - a breakthrough agreement to Iran, which was accepted by the Tehran officials.