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UN atomic agency team 'denied access' to suspected Iran nuclear site
The Australian ^ | February 22, 2012 | AFP

Posted on 02/21/2012 5:18:08 PM PST by John W

The UN atomic agency said Wednesday that "intensive efforts" by its team visiting Iran on the way forward failed, and that they were denied access to a key military site.

"Intensive efforts were made to reach agreement on a document facilitating the clarification of unresolved issues in connection with Iran's nuclear programme," the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

"Unfortunately, agreement was not reached on this document."

The team requested access both during this visit and during a first trip in late January to the Parchin military site where it suspects suspicious nuclear activities are carried out, but Iran "did not grant permission," it said.

"It is disappointing that Iran did not accept our request to visit Parchin during the first or second meetings," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in the statement.

"We engaged in a constructive spirit, but no agreement was reached."

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; nuclear; un

1 posted on 02/21/2012 5:18:12 PM PST by John W
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To: John W
In a just world, we would nuke any site within 60 minutes of learning that an investigation team "wasn't allowed" to see what was there.

WHAM!!!

Oh, never mind. I'm sure there's not much there worth seeing. Now, about this facility you have over in the eastern part of Iran ...

2 posted on 02/21/2012 5:21:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: John W

Color me shocked. I saw this story this morning, and I knew nothing would come of it because the UN guys have no dicks.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 5:27:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Remember how long this went on with Iraq? And how N Korea has been handled?


4 posted on 02/21/2012 5:29:20 PM PST by HollyB
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To: John W

“You’re bweaking my bawls, Hans...you’re bweaking my bawls.”


5 posted on 02/21/2012 5:29:51 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: John W

This is what you get when all you’ve got in your arsenal is hot air, and this outcome was completely predictable, as will be the inevitable response of the Obama Administration: “We are disappointed.”


6 posted on 02/21/2012 5:50:24 PM PST by HKMk23 (AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR.)
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To: John W
do I really have to say it???

7 posted on 02/21/2012 6:07:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ClearCase_guy; John W

Nah, the war can’t start until sometime in September for the best timing in obozo’s re-election campaign. (sarcasm?)


8 posted on 02/21/2012 6:07:03 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: John W
C'mon, this story can't be true, why I recall President George W. Bush stating clearly and without equivocation that Iran "would not be permitted to obtain a nuclear weapons capability" and as we all know, Vice President Dick Cheney and U.N. Ambassador John Bolton strongly urged the President to launch a preemptive strike against Iran (instead of listening to that mealy mouthed amateur SecState Condi Rice who argued against military action) and in November/December 2008, our combination Air Force and Navy strikes with carrier based planes and B-2's from the States decimated the Iranian nuke program and much of their military-industrial infrastructure, and the mullahs ended up hanging from lamp posts in Tehran as the Iranian people rose up in open revolt against their Islamofascist masters.

Don't you all remember this?

Oh yeah. Bush listened to Condi Rice, didn't he?

(Well, it was a nice fantasy)
9 posted on 02/21/2012 6:09:25 PM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: All



FReepers?

Time to put this baby to bed tonight.

Less than $1.7 to go!!!

10 posted on 02/21/2012 6:20:04 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: John W

11 posted on 02/21/2012 6:40:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: John W

Obama and Hillary will be outraged and express deep concern.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 6:47:06 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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13 posted on 02/21/2012 7:28:27 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: John W

In related news, cats meow, water is wet and the sky is blue. Anyone, except most liberals could have seen this coming.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 9:11:25 PM PST by matt04
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To: EEGator
HansBrix
15 posted on 02/21/2012 9:26:07 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: EEGator
OK, Hans. I'll show you. Stand to your reft.
Hans Blix: [Moves to the left]
Kim Jong Il: A rittle more.
Hans Blix: [Moves to the left again]
Kim Jong Il: Good.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 9:34:13 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: John W

That did it. Bigerer and tougherer sanctions for Russia and China to ignore while Obama tells Israel to give them a chance to work. This time the biggestest and toughestest sanctions ever.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 10:32:46 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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This goes under atomic testing lore.At Dimona, when the reactors were being inspected in the 1960s they put up false walls and a fake control room before the inspection.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 10:35:45 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

Inspected by whom? Israel is not a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran is. So on what basis would the IAEA send inspectors and expect access?


19 posted on 02/21/2012 10:57:42 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

When the United States intelligence community discovered the purpose of the site in the early 1960s, the U.S. government demanded that Israel agree to international inspections. Israel agreed, but on the condition that U.S., rather than International Atomic Energy Agency, inspectors be used, and that Israel would receive advance notice of all inspections


20 posted on 02/21/2012 11:00:17 PM PST by U-238
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To: Eleutheria5

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cpc-pubs/farr.htm
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/israel/nuke/


21 posted on 02/21/2012 11:06:14 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

Fair enough.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 11:17:06 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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The United States inspected Dimona seven times in the 1960s
and they found no indication of a weapons program in Israel.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 11:23:06 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

Therein lies great irony. “Everybody” knows Israel has the bomb, yet Israel itself says not a word about it, rattles no nuclear sabers, and allows inspectors despite being under no treaty obligation to do so. Iran, however, sometimes swears that it has no nuclear weapon intentions, sometimes threatens to use nuclear weapons, and bars inspectors despite being obligated by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to allow them access, and the WH can’t even bring itself to call a spade a spade.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 1:12:09 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: John W
I am sure that Obama can use this information in his upcoming meeting with Netanyahu to persuade Israel not attack Iran (liberal inside out thinking).
25 posted on 02/22/2012 4:18:08 AM PST by Truth29
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To: John W
I am sure that Obama can use this information in his upcoming meeting with Netanyahu to persuade Israel not attack Iran (liberal inside out thinking).
26 posted on 02/22/2012 4:19:42 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Eleutheria5

Its called nuclear ambiguity and its very effective for Israel


27 posted on 02/22/2012 6:36:00 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

And it’s much more palatable than constant threats of annihilating others, too, which appears to be A’jad’s preferred method of diplomacy when he doesn’t have “intellectuals” at Ivy League schools hanging on his every word.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 12:37:05 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I agree with you.


29 posted on 02/23/2012 12:45:36 AM PST by U-238
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