Tehran subsequently used the materials obtained from China in their secret enrichment efforts, and have acquired designs, materials and samples of gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment from the A. Q. Khan network. Paralleling the unmasking of the previously secret nuclear activities, Iran has continued to accelerate its (now acknowledged) uranium-centrifuge program, a vital step in creating the weapons-grade material-solidifying their technological gains. [...] what is needed now is to begin the process of discussion, consultation, planning and acting that will lay the groundwork for the region's future-one far different from either the past marked by conflict or the current path toward a regional conflagration that may very well involve nuclear weapons.
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