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Iran May Allow UN Nuclear Inspections [180 Time]
The Toronto Star ^ | June 17, 2003 1:56PM | wire staff report

Posted on 06/17/2003 2:36:38 PM PDT by ewing

Iran said today it was 'studying positively' a United Nations agency request to allow unfettered inspections of its nuclear facitilies.

The move came a day after the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency called on Iran to sign an additional protocol of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

Britian warned today that if Iran did not sign, its trade relations with the European Union might be set back.

The protocol provides for IAEA officials to visit any part of a country's nuclear industry without prior notice.

'We are studying positively the appeal by the International Atomic Energy Afency to sign an additional protocol, the spokesman of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Khalil Mousavi told the Associated Press.

The head of the IAEA, Mohammed El Baradei, asked for Iran's signature after presenting a report on Iran's nuclear program to the agency board. The report faulted Iran for failing to honor promises to disclose its use of nuclear material.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: iaea; inspections; iran; nukes; un
Just like good ol Saddam, negoiating in good faith!
1 posted on 06/17/2003 2:36:38 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
I'm sorry, but the Iranian official you wanted to talk to is busy selling off his property and transferring the cash to his Swiss, French, or Saudi bank accounts. Please call the University of Tehran to talk to the likely new leaders. [Beep]
2 posted on 06/17/2003 2:46:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.)
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To: KarlInOhio
lol, Was it even 4 hours from the London Evening Standard report of Special Ops coming for Iran and then the backpedaling starts!
3 posted on 06/17/2003 2:50:04 PM PDT by ewing
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To: lainde; DoctorZIn
ping
4 posted on 06/17/2003 2:51:41 PM PDT by ewing
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