Modality: mo·dal·i·ty : the classification of logical propositions according to their asserting or denying the possibility, impossibility, contingency, or necessity of their content.
…Iran on Monday required the International Atomic Energy Agency to sign Modality to resolve outstanding issues prior to access to Iranian sites.
Iran’s IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said that the prerequisite to the IAEA inspectors’ access to Iranian sites is signing a Modality Plan to resolve the outstanding issues.
Speaking to IRNA after two-hour closed-door briefing session of Non-Aligned Movement at IAEA Headquarters, Soltanieh said the meeting discussed latest developments about Iran’s nuclear issue, including two rounds of Tehran-IAEA talks.
He said that at the NAM meeting, he expressed Iran’s preparedness for cooperation with the IAEA, adding that no compromise will be made over Iranian nation’s inalienable rights.
He added that he briefed the NAM Representatives to IAEA about intensive talks with the agency’s officials in Tehran and made it clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran showed goodwill and transparency on the legal and specialized aspects of the issue.
As for question of some NAM ambassadors on the IAEA inspectors’ access to Parchin, he said that first of all a modality in which duties of both sides are clarified, should be signed with all reservations so that the ground would be prepared for any inspection.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to continue talks with the IAEA based on its international principles and commitments, including Non-Proliferation Treaty, said Soltanieh, adding that based on approvals of the NAM ambassadors, the working group of NAM, comprising deputy ambassadors immediately started work to prepare statement in support for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He noted that once finally approved, the NAM envoys’ statement would be read out at the Board of Governors session by Egypt’s ambassador.
The IAEA Board session will convene next week.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano released his latest Iran report on Iran three days ago…
In other words, Iran will allow the IAEA into Parchin (again!) to investigate, as long as the IAEA reciprocates by calling off the dogs of war, and in particular, Amano and his politicized henchmen…! Now, I do foresee it as a real opportunity to finally put the issue to rest, but, I have faith that it will not placate the Neo/Ziocons one iota…!
Why you might ask…?
Take a gander at the latest Congressional Research Service report being distributed to all our Congress Critters… Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations (PDF! 18pgs)
In it, they used a whole lot of weasel words like; “May have violated,” “Serious concerns,” and, “Will not be in a position to progress in its verification of the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran.”
Naturally, the lede was buried deep in the report… “A November 18, 2011, IAEA board resolution expressed “serious concern” that Tehran has not complied with the obligations described in IAEA Board of Governors and U.N. Security Council resolutions, but the November resolution did not contain a formal finding of noncompliance.”
Also from the CRS report…
…As noted, Resolution 1929 also requires Tehran to refrain from “any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons” and to comply with the modified Code 3.1 of its subsidiary arrangement.
Could you imagine the US submitting itself to that nonsense, much less Israel…?
Any chance that they’ll ease up on the inhumane sanctions on Iran if they find nothing in Parchin…?