A confidential paper obtained by the Associated Press and revealed Wednesday outlines some of the concessions the US and other world powers are offering Iran in the nuclear talks that are approaching a June 30 deadline.
According to the eight-page paper, which is dated June 19 and entitled "Civil Nuclear Cooperation," the US and world powers will give the Islamic regime state-of-the-art nuclear equipment in return for Iran stepping down its nuclear weapons program.
There are a number of bracketed sections in the text indicating points that remain under dispute, such as technical cooperation regarding supervising the nuclear program.
Iran would be given light-water nuclear reactors to replace its almost completed heavy-water nuclear facility at Arak, which if completed will be able to produce several nuclear weapons each year.
The document calls to "establish an international partnership" to rebuild Arak in a fashion that would pose less danger while still giving Iran "the leadership role as the project owner and manager."
It also promises "arrangements for the assured supply and removal of nuclear fuel for each reactor provided," offering help in the "construction and effective operation" of the reactors.
Regarding the secretive underground nuclear facility at Fordo, the documents calls for it to be used in isotope production instead of uranium enrichment. However, critics have noted that isotope production uses the same technology as enrichment and can quickly be appropriated to uranium.
According to diplomats familiar with the talks, China will help re-engineer Arak, France would help reprocess nuclear waste, and Britain would step in regarding nuclear safety and security for Iran, reports Fox News.
The talks stand ahead of a June 30 deadline but could go past that timeframe as Iran continues to refuse to allow inspectors in to covert military sites thought to be used in developing nuclear weapons.
Iran has also demanded that all sanctions be immediately lifted after a deal is reached, and vowed to use advanced centrifuges as soon as a deal is signed which would allow it to obtain a nuclear arsenal in weeks.