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IAEA team due in Iran for cooperation

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 05:28 AM
The team arrives Sunday for scheduled inspections.

This time the tour will be for three days and is on an "invite" from Iran's Atomic Energy Organization of Iran,
the AEOI.


Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:1AM GMT -- PressTV

The team, led by the IAEA Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts and the agency's number two Rafael Grossi, will arrive in Tehran on Sunday at the invitation of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

The visit is aimed at holding talks within the framework of the IAEA article of association to bolster cooperation between the two sides by resolving ambiguities.


[color=limegreen]The UN atomic agency's team has no plan to inspect Iran's nuclear facilities.
WHAT !!!!!

Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the main objective of the visit is to thwart plots by enemies who are leveling “unfounded” allegations against the Islamic Republic and to prove Iran's transparency in peaceful nuclear activities.

He emphasized that Iran has cooperated with the IAEA and will proceed with interaction in the future and expressed hope the agency would adopt a professional approach.

In November 2011, the UN nuclear body released a report accusing Iran of conducting activities related to developing nuclear weapons before 2003, adding that these activities "may still be ongoing."

Iran, however, insists that its nuclear program is a civilian one, aimed at generating electricity and radio-isotopes for cancer patients.

Tehran argues that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

PressTV Article here

I Thought There Was a Big Stink About Nuclear facilities ??

edit on Jan-28-2012 by xuenchen because:

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 05:35 AM

It is quite clear that the IAEA visit is talks only at this stage. Inspections are only carried out with the consent of the Iranians themselves.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Good move by the Iranians. They buy time, and get to tell the whole world that they are "cooperating." That's a great propaganda victory.

What does it cost them? They have to "talk" for a few days about "resolving ambiguities" and "thwarting" the bad publicity they've been getting for not meaningfully cooperating. In short, it costs them nothing.

Smart move, Iran.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by charles1952

It is a good tactical move.

But they need to "hope and pray" that no "accidents" happen while the team is around.

How ironic would that be

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