Accession Number:

ADA454211

Title:

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

According to an Administration national security strategy document released on March 16, 2006, the United States may face no greater challenge from a single country than Iran. To date, the Bush Administration has pursued several avenues to attempt to contain the potential threat posed by Iran, including supporting a longterm policy of changing Irans regime. However, the near-term Administration drive to prevent any Iranian nuclear weapons breakthrough has brought diplomatic and economic strategies to the forefront of U.S. policy. As part of that effort, the Bush Administration announced May 31 it would negotiate with Iran in concert with U.S. allies in past years the Bush Administration had some limited dialogue with Iran on specific regional issues. If diplomacy and sanctions do not succeed, some advocate military action against Irans nuclear infrastructure rather than acquiescence to a nuclear-armed Iran.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE