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    UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    June 9, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) — The chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Monday that Iran has already committed to letting his experts see Iranian military sites and Iranian atomic scientists despite an alleged ban by Tehran, deepening a confrontation over how much openness Iran must accept under any nuclear deal.

    Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month declared that "no inspection of any military site and interview with nuclear scientists will be allowed," and Iranian negotiators have since said Khamenei's ban is indisputable. Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency however challenged that, saying Iran already has committed to permit "access to sites, documents (and) people" under a preliminary agreement that outlined components of the deal now being negotiated.

    Specifically, Iran agreed to implement what is known as the IAEA's "Additional Protocol" when it agreed in April to the outlines of the deal now being worked on. More than 100 countries have an Additional Protocol agreement that gives the IAEA greater purview of their nuclear activities. Among other tools, the protocol gives IAEA experts the right to "ask for short-notice inspections or access to undeclared locations," Amano said. He said the Additional Protocol means Iran will be under the magnifying glass for "years and years" to allow the agency to certify that all present nuclear activities are peaceful.
    Mr. Amano is correct. Iran signed the NPT Additional Protocol in December of 2003. In short, Mr. Amano is saying that the Additional Protocol Iran signed in 2003 remains binding despite the fact that Iran has failed to honor the Additional Protocol for over a decade.

    The Additional Protocol is a legal document granting the IAEA complementary inspection authority to that provided in underlying safeguards agreements. A principal aim is to enable the IAEA inspectorate to provide assurance about both declared and possible undeclared activities. Under the Protocol, the IAEA is granted expanded rights of access to information and sites. The Protocol grants the IAEA access to any location where nuclear material is or may be present. It also permits IAEA collection of environmental samples at locations beyond declared locations when deemed necessary by the Agency.

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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

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    Mr. Amano is correct. Iran signed the NPT Additional Protocol in December of 2003. In short, Mr. Amano is saying that the Additional Protocol Iran signed in 2003 remains binding despite the fact that Iran has failed to honor the Additional Protocol for over a decade.

    The Additional Protocol is a legal document granting the IAEA complementary inspection authority to that provided in underlying safeguards agreements. A principal aim is to enable the IAEA inspectorate to provide assurance about both declared and possible undeclared activities. Under the Protocol, the IAEA is granted expanded rights of access to information and sites. The Protocol grants the IAEA access to any location where nuclear material is or may be present. It also permits IAEA collection of environmental samples at locations beyond declared locations when deemed necessary by the Agency.
    Oh oh. Paper Tiger is upset that non one is paying it any attention. Let's see what they can come up with to make Iran comply with their agreements.
    My bet is not much.
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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Who out there actually believed Iran would comply?

    Why should they?
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Mornin Simplexity. That's not all the UN is saying. They had more to say yesterday.


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/intern...sanctions.html

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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Simplexity. That's not all the UN is saying. They had more to say yesterday.


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/intern...sanctions.html
    Good morning, MMC.

    Ramadan is the most important month in the Islamic religious calendar, and it starts June 18 this year and goes for 30 days. I suspect that there may be some sort of agreement reached so it can be announced to the Islamic people during this holiday. It will be interesting to see what the terms of the agreement are, and whether all promises can be kept! It is a month of fasting and prayer, and the wealthy are expected to give to the poor, so removal of sanctions will be vital to them at this time, IMO. We shall see.....

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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections



    Mr. Amano is correct. Iran signed the NPT Additional Protocol in December of 2003. In short, Mr. Amano is saying that the Additional Protocol Iran signed in 2003 remains binding despite the fact that Iran has failed to honor the Additional Protocol for over a decade.

    The Additional Protocol is a legal document granting the IAEA complementary inspection authority to that provided in underlying safeguards agreements. A principal aim is to enable the IAEA inspectorate to provide assurance about both declared and possible undeclared activities. Under the Protocol, the IAEA is granted expanded rights of access to information and sites. The Protocol grants the IAEA access to any location where nuclear material is or may be present. It also permits IAEA collection of environmental samples at locations beyond declared locations when deemed necessary by the Agency.
    There seems to be some disagreements amongst many nations over this.

    Is the Conclusion of an Additional Protocol Mandatory under the NPT?
    Is the Conclusion of an Additional Protocol Mandatory under the NPT? | Arms Control Law

    The above statement in the conclusion of the 2010 Review Conference, according to which the 166 States which have brought into force comprehensive safeguards agreements with the IAEA have done so ‘in compliance with article III, paragraph 4, of the Treaty’ is therefore legally correct. The same may be said of the statement in the same text that ‘it is the sovereign decision of any State to conclude an additional protocol’.
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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Simplexity. That's not all the UN is saying. They had more to say yesterday.


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/intern...sanctions.html
    It sounds like a few nations aren't reporting because they don't want to damage the negotiations which will end in lifted sanctions anyway.
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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It sounds like a few nations aren't reporting because they don't want to damage the negotiations which will end in lifted sanctions anyway.
    Yeah, that was one thing that was pointed out. Now we will see what the Iranians say.....when they are told. Yes you signed, your Military bases will be open for inspection. Oh and if we want to do a snap inspection. You will comply or we will write you up for disobedience again.

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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, that was one thing that was pointed out. Now we will see what the Iranians say.....when they are told. Yes you signed, your Military bases will be open for inspection. Oh and if we want to do a snap inspection. You will comply or we will write you up for disobedience again.
    Does the kid who got the ice cream cone to stop his tantrum feel like he lost? I don't think so.

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    Re: UN, Iran Head for Showdown Over Nuclear Inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Does the kid who got the ice cream cone to stop his tantrum feel like he lost? I don't think so.
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