Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog

... as tensions grow

AFP: Officials from the UN atomic watchdog, the IAEA, visited Iran on Sunday to discuss Tehran's suspect nuclear drive, amid fury in the Islamic republic at a looming EU oil embargo. The three-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission, which was to end Tuesday, was looking into information suggesting Iran's was researching nuclear weapons. The visit was regarded as a rare opportunity to alleviate a building international showdown over Iran's nuclear programme marked by a ratcheting up of sanctions and talk of possible Israeli military action. Herman Nackaerts, the IAEA's chief inspector leading the team, said before leaving Vienna that "we hope Iran will engage with us on the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme," adding that dialogue was "overdue" >>>


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Jeesh Daram

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Jeesh Daram

Iran claims that so far most of the so called "inspectors" have been coming to Iran for clandestine operation and with the intention to identify and tag the scientists that they meet with. Iran also claims that after each meeting and negotiation the inspectors leave Iran and then pass the names of such scientists to foreign hit squads for assassination. Iran foreign ministry announced that from now on the UN Inspectors will only be meeting with garbage collectors union representatives to protect the scientists' identity. This indeed will be a low level meeting and conversations will be hovering for the most part around Persian cuisine over some high tea, hookah ceremonies and the weather

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


You are right Islamic Republic is not going to do that. The hyping regarding an imminent "existential" threat is nonsense. But there is a real threat. It is that IRI will use it as deterrence against outside interference.

With that IRI may get be as much of a pain as it wants without worry. It will fund Hizbollah and others to poke at Israel. It will make life miserable for Americans. Knowing they will not directly retaliate and that is it.

I think harping on nukes is wrong headed. Because what is needed is an internal regime change. Nukes in hands of a responsible Iranian regime are no problem. If the West just supports internal anti-IRI forces it will bear more fruit. The nuke thing will just piss off Iranian people and do nothing to remove this regime. 


If anyone here thinks that

by Albaloo on

If anyone here thinks that Iran is going to build a nuclear weapon and lob their ONE nuke against Isreals 300+ nukes or America's 3000+ nukes, then you guys are freaking crazy. 


I dont get it? dont they use

by alx1711 on

I dont get it? dont they use barricade tapes in Iran's crime scenes?

Each time they show something crime related in Iran, there are bunch of people circling around and walking all over the crime scene..


Why these "dogs" don't pay visit to Israel while in the hood?!

by Disenchanted on


      I am just saying!

Oon Yaroo

How much more obvious can it get?

by Oon Yaroo on

From the Basiji protesters that the so-called peaceful nuclear program in IRR is run by Basiji!

So, if Basijis kill Iranians and if they run IRR nuclear program then it means theywould use it on Iranians and others. 

Therefore, eliminating Basijis is a good thing! Clandestine or not!


 Leon Panetta on

by vildemose on

 Leon Panetta on Iran


A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

G. Rahmanian

Only One Visit And They're Bald!

by G. Rahmanian on

Only One Visit, and these guys have gone bald! Does it have anything to do with the level of radioactivity in Iran?


The First Inspection Report - Just in!

by Faramarz on



by پندارنیک on

What on earth does make this visit "rare" as the title on the first page suggests?