Emancipation through Mediation: Brazil and the Tehran Declaration

By Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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The purpose is to discuss Brazil’s role in the May 2010 deal in which Iran agreed to send 1,200 kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 19.75% enriched nuclear fuel for a research reactor. Brazil’s mediation and diplomacy in the negotiations of the fuel swap were intended not only to avoid sanctions that would damage Brazilian commercial interests with Iran, but also to consolidate its position as a strong settler of disagreements in order to raise its international position. Brazil wants to defend the autonomy and the sovereignty of non-nuclear weapon states and consolidate its right to develop peaceful nuclear activities.

Keywords: Brazil, Iran, Nuclear Energy, Fuel swap

Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.185-194. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 858.130KB).

Dr. Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus

Adjunct Professor, Institute of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Dr. Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus is a lecturer in International Relations and a professor at the International Relations Institute–Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/ PUC-Rio).

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