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Iran Charges IAEA 'Spying' for West
Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/6/12 | Gabe Kahn

Posted on 06/06/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Iran accused the United Nations nuclear watchdog of spying and vowed never to suspend uranium enrichment on Monday, Bloomberg reported.

The move cast doubt on whether a deal between Tehran and the P5+1 allowing wider atomic inspections is possible.

Tehran's IAEA envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh in Vienna said “Iran will resist to the end” and “will not permit our national security to be jeopardized” by International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors working for Western intelligence agencies.

Soltanieh added, “Iran will never suspend its enrichment activities."

His comments came as the agency’s 35-member board of governors concluded its quarterly review of the country’s nuclear work today.

IAEA officials meet their Iranian counterparts on June 8 in an attempt to broker an agreement for wider access to sites alleged to conceal atomic-weapons work.

The push for wider access in accordance with Tehran's obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came after an IAEA report earlier this year charging Iran has engaged in nuclear research of a military nature.

“The agency, which is supposed to be an international technical organization, is somehow playing the role of an intelligence agency,” Soltanieh said.

“This negotiation is happening because Iran wants it to happen,” nuclear analyst Mark Hibbs told Bloomberg on Wednesday. “There’s nothing that obligates the IAEA to negotiate over a work plan. That implies the burden is on Iran.”


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliasgharsoltanieh; europeanunion; germany; iaea; iran; markhibbs; negotiations; spying; unitedkingdom; vienna; waronterror
You don't like IAEA? Don't sign non-proliferation treaty.
1 posted on 06/06/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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2 posted on 06/06/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Eleutheria5

Deny, obfuscate, make counter accusations.

Sounds like they’ve covered them all.

Now bomb them. BOMB THEM! NOW~!

3 posted on 06/06/2012 2:44:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
Tehran's IAEA envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh: "Iran will never suspend its enrichment activities."

5 posted on 06/07/2012 5:16:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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