IAEA Pulls Back on Iran Nuclear Inspection Breakthrough

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 1:35 pm

After a couple weeks of hope, there are more troubling signs about the future of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. It appeared that the IAEA had struck a deal with Iran for future inspections of previously uninspected sites. Now, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano has announced new talks, as well as a revelation about satellite images [...]

UN Makes Agreement on Nuclear Inspections In Iran, But Senate Passes More Sanctions Anyway

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 8:55 am

The UN’s nuclear watchdog announced a deal with Iran to inspect their nuclear facilities, a day before a second round of talks between Iran and Western powers. Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency said the deal would be signed soon, after a two-day trip to Tehran to work out the details. The IAEA [...]

While Neocons Still Press for War With Iran, Diplomacy Begins to Work

By: Friday May 18, 2012 12:13 pm

Yesterday, Senate Republicans blocked yet another Iran sanctions bill on the grounds that they needed more time to study it and make sure it was sufficiently punitive. In fact, Republicans want the next sanctions bill to include an “explicit threat of a U.S. military strike if Iran refuses to curb its nuclear ambitions.” But while [...]

IAEA Report Shows Nuclear Fuel Production in Underground Iran Site

By: Friday February 24, 2012 1:16 pm

I’m sure this will be given as evidence that Obama “lost” Iran: International nuclear inspectors reported on Friday that Iran is moving rapidly to produce nuclear fuel at a deep underground site that Israel and the United States have said is virtually invulnerable to attack. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency indicated that [...]

IAEA Nuclear Report Against Syria Complicates International Response to the Uprising

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 11:54 am

The reports out of Syria just get worse and worse. One opposition groups says that among the 1,000-plus dead are 25 children, some of them tortured. One Syrian man who was beaten by security forces in a memorable YouTube clip suddenly showed up on state TV so the Syrians could prove he was alive. This [...]

The Iranian Showdown – Sorting Through The Dueling Threats

By: Sunday November 29, 2009 12:08 pm

On Friday, the IAEA voted overwhelmingly to censure Iran for its uranium enrichment activities, including what they consider a the illegal construction of a secret enrichment plant near Qom. The 25-3 vote for censure included not only Western powers but China and Russia, which have been reluctant to impose sanctions or penalties on Iran. The response inside Iran has not been positive. One official intimated that Iran could pull out of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to which it is a co-signer, and Sunday the regime announced a plan to build ten new uranium enrichment sites. Unfortunately, an increasing hardline stance both in Tehran and Western capitals could spark an unnecessary action.

IAEA: “Nothing To Be Worried About” At Iran Uranium Enrichment Site In Qom

By: Thursday November 5, 2009 2:25 pm

In September, President Obama and the international community revealed the existence of a secret proposed uranium enrichment site at Qom, Iran, and criticized the Islamic Republic for failing to notify the IAEA or allow inspectors. Weeks later, Iran did let in the inspectors, and today the IAEA announced there was nothing objectionable at the site: [...]

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