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The United Nations has imposed four rounds of Security Council sanctions over Tehran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment, a technology that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or materials for an atomic bomb.
Iran's nuclear program is already subject to routine IAEA inspections. IAEA cameras monitor Iran's nuclear activities. including its contentious uranium enrichment sites.
Vice President Fereidoun Abbasi told the semiofficial ISNA news agency, "We proposed that the agency keep Iran's nuclear program and activities under full supervision for five years provided that sanctions against Iran are lifted."
Abbasi also charged that Iran is facing increasing "sabotage" in its nuclear program from its enemies.
"We've witnessed increasing acts of sabotage in our nuclear program ... they (the West) are constantly trying to harm our nuclear facilities through (computer) viruses, sale of flawed equipment, etc.," ISNA quoted him as saying.
Last year, a powerful virus known as Stuxnet targeted Iran's nuclear facilities and other industrial sites.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
1 would hope this is a positive step in Iran developing energy practice instead of war related practice nuclear tech. If this is a real step of transparency then there would have to be appreciation from others for taking this step to show there is nothing to hide.
Originally posted by filosophia
Okay but seriously this is good news, it shows they are open to co-operation and have nothing to hide unlike Israel.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by VariableConstant
They even offered to send fuel out of country to do the enrichment process making it impossible for them to manufacture weapons as they would not have uranium enrichment facilities. I believe that it was Hillary that actually questioned the motives of such an offer.
Originally posted by VariableConstant
I wonder, however, will it be enough? Is there really anything that they can do to escape the accusations and threats?