Int’l Nuclear Agency to focus on Iran
The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency takes up the issue of Iran this week in Vienna to hear a report that says Iran, which is under pressure from the United States on several fronts, has failed to honor its nuclear safeguards agreement, according to diplomats.
Monday's meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) comes ten days after an internal report claiming that Iran failed to honor promises to disclose its use of nuclear material.
Washington wants the agency to declare Iran in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
The UN nuclear agency, which verifies that countries that signed the treaty honor commitments for the peaceful use of nuclear material, wants Tehran to allow inspectors unfettered access to its facilities without prior notice. Iran, for its part, has offered to allow more monitoring in exchange for advanced technology. (Albawaba.com)
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