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To: DoctorZIn
EU Freezes Iran Trade Talks Over Nuclear Worries

March 22, 2004
Dow Jones Newswires
The Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- The European Union urged Iran on Monday to demonstrate to the U.N. that it's not developing nuclear weapons. The E.U. foreign ministers discussed Iran's nuclear program at a meeting and found that "a number of questions ... remain outstanding."

Iran insists its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

In a statement, the European ministers called on Tehran "to provide full and proactive cooperation" with the International Atomic Energy Agency. The U.N. body recently discovered uranium enrichment equipment and other suspicious activities that the government in Tehran failed to reveal.

Iran later agreed to allow inspections to resume Saturday. The IAEA hopes to have a definitive assessment of Iran's nuclear activities by June.

Iran's problems with the IAEA have come to interfere with E.U. plans for a free trade agreement. Negotiations were halted last June as allegations gathered strength that Iran was developing nuclear weapons.

The E.U. has said the talks can only resume if Iran makes a convincing case its nuclear program serves peaceful ends, it improves its human rights record and contributes more to the search for peace in the Middle East.

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24 posted on 03/22/2004 3:34:17 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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EU Freezes Iran Trade Talks Over Nuclear Worries

March 22, 2004
Dow Jones Newswires
The Associated Press

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25 posted on 03/22/2004 3:36:43 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
The E.U. foreign ministers discussed Iran's nuclear program at a meeting and found that "a number of questions ... remain outstanding."

Questions such as, "Hey, what are all these centrifuges for, Dude? Whattaya makin' here, an atom bomb?"

28 posted on 03/22/2004 9:51:32 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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