Skip to comments.Iran May Allow UN Nuclear Inspections [180 Time]
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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