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This is a significant moment in the nuclear age. Since 1945, the terrifying destructive force of nuclear weapons has encouraged political leaders to search for ways to control them.Not long after the destruction of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, President Harry S. Truman, together with the Canadian and British prime ministers, proposed the first non-proliferation plan: All nuclear weapons would be eliminated and nuclear technology that was destined to be used for peaceful purposes would be shared and overseen by a United Nations agency. So the nuclear arms race began, and in 1960 President John F. Kennedy warned that there would be 15, 20, or 25 nuclear states by the mid-1960s.There is an important lesson to be learned from more than a decade of negotiation with Iran. Iran's current president, Hassan Rouhani, was his country's chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 to 2005 . Iran's president at that time was the scholarly moderate Mohammed Khatami, with whom I at one time attempted to negotiate a trade and cooperation agreement on behalf of the European Union. In Rouhani's discussions on proliferation back then, Iran had offered the three EU countries with which it had begun negotiations a reasonable compromise: Iran would maintain a civil but not a military nuclear capacity.
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