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BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | UN hails Iran nuclear agreement
The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency says it has reached a deal with Iran to allow new inspections and safeguards at key nuclear facilities.

Tehran will allow inspectors into Arak heavy water plant and agree safeguards at its Natanz uranium enrichment plant, the UN nuclear watchdog said.

The agency's deputy director described the deal as a framework for resolving a range of nuclear issues with Iran.

Iran says its nuclear programme is for civilian purposes, not bomb-making.

The EU and US, however, accuse the Islamic republic of seeking to build nuclear weapons and have demanded it suspend its uranium enrichment activities.

by Fran on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 01:13:30 AM EST
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Ah, then. This means, It is Over. No more Iran bashing. No war.

Bush can hail his victory and Cheney can go home.

Aircraft carriers can be turned into schools and cities for the homeless and destitute, and military facilities can close. People and objects and money harnessed to the unproductive channels of war can be refocused onto the successes of the next decades.

You smell that? Do you smell that? Peace, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of peace in the morning.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 04:47:39 AM EST
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How many months before the US goes to the UNSC claiming the inspections don't work?

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 05:06:39 AM EST
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It's not nuke power. No. Now the excuse is that Iran is arming insurgents and that attacking Iran would be self defence.

But without the nuke issue, the problem becomes - attacking what in Iran, and how? It's a lot harder to justify using nuclear bunker busters on civilian targets.

I don't suppose BushCheney will accept that they can be cheated of a war quite so easily. But it really is becoming harder and harder for this farce to maintain any momentum.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 08:07:20 AM EST
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that Sadam also let the inspectors in.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 09:40:37 AM EST
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See: ...but Saddam threw out the inspectors! by DoDo on June 3rd, 2007

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 10:05:38 AM EST
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