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  • IAEA says it won't take intel at face value after Israel's Iran statement [calling Bibi liar again]

    10/02/2018 6:46:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | October 2, 2018 6:03 AM | François Murphy
    The U.N. nuclear watchdog has said its independence is paramount and it does not take intelligence presented to it at face value, in an apparent response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s description of a “secret atomic warehouse” in Iran. Netanyahu — who opposes the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that the International Atomic Energy Agency is policing — made the statement in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly last week. He urged the IAEA to visit the site in Tehran. A U.S. State Department official later seconded that call. “The agency sends inspectors to sites...
  • Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    09/23/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 21, 2018 11:44 AM | Arshad Mohammed, John Irish
    Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday (0000 GMT Tuesday) to grapple with U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 8 decision to withdraw from the deal and restore the full force of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Their delicate, and perhaps unrealistic, task is to build a case...
  • Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions: IAEA report

    08/30/2018 11:59:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2018 | by Francois Murphy, Robin Emmott
    VIENNA - Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday. In its last report in May, the IAEA had said Iran could do more to cooperate with inspectors and thereby “enhance confidence”, but stopped short of saying the Islamic Republic had given it cause for concern. Thursday’s report to member states seen by Reuters contained similar language. It said the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog was able to carry out all so-called complementary access inspections needed to verify Iran’s...
  • Ex-intel. official: Iran footprint in Syria may be to hide nuke scientists

    07/11/2018 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 11, 2018 12:29 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    A major purpose of Iran wanting to enlarge its footprint in Syria may be to hide aspects of its nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, former top IDF Military Intelligence official Yossi Kuperwasser said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference on the Iran nuclear situation, JCPA fellow Kuperwasser, a former IDF brigadier-general, noted that IAEA inspectors are limited to inspecting Iran’s territory, as the Iran nuclear deal did not grant IAEA inspectors complete access to Iranian scientists. Based on that limited access, Kuperwasser said Iran could move and conceal its nuclear scientists and...
  • UN nuclear watchdog’s chief inspector resigns without explanation

    05/11/2018 8:16:49 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/11/2018 | AFP
    VIENNA, Austria — The chief inspector of the UN’s nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resigned Friday, a spokesperson for the agency said. No reason was given for Tero Varjoranta’s sudden departure, which comes days after US President Donald Trump took America out of the deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear program.
  • Iran nuclear deal: Key details [From 2017]

    04/30/2018 11:05:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 13, 2017
    The 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers - the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany - was the signature foreign policy achievement of Barack Obama's presidency. The initial framework lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in return for limitations to the country's controversial nuclear energy programme. Here are some of the key components of the original framework. Covert activity: At the time of the agreement, the White House expressed confidence that the JCPOA would prevent Iran from building a nuclear programme in secret. Iran, it said, had committed to "extraordinary and robust monitoring, verification, and...
  • Iran's secret sites linked to nuclear weapons development revealed

    10/10/2017 8:15:26 PM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 10-Oct-2017 | By Hollie McKay, Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE – President Donald Trump is expected this week to “decertify” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known simply as the Iran deal, declaring that the agreement reached in 2015 by the U.S. and five other international powers is not in America’s national interest. The matter will then be tossed back to Congress, which will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose hefty pre-2015 sanctions. While the President’s likely move has generated wide condemnation from foreign policy leaders — who reiterate that the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has maintained Iran...
  • IAEA chief calls for clarity on disputed section of Iran nuclear deal

    09/26/2017 10:30:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2017 12:21 PM | François Murphy
    The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s chief urged major powers on Tuesday to clarify a part of their nuclear deal with Iran dealing with technology that could be used to develop an atom bomb, an area Russia said the agency should leave alone. The 2015 pact between six major powers and Iran restricts its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Compliance with those curbs is being verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has defended the deal as a major step forward while declining to comment specifically on criticism of...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Head of UN nuclear watchdog visits Iran

    12/18/2016 5:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2016 12:45 PM EST
    The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is visiting Iran for the second time since a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers went into effect at the start of this year. Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Sunday it is very important for Iran to fully implement the agreement. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would abide by the deal if other nations do as well, and said IAEA reports should be “technical and impartial.” …
  • Iran to IAEA: West needs to normalize economic relations

    09/21/2016 7:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:49 AM EDT
    Iran’s delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency says Western nations need to normalize relations with his country, saying Tehran has been living up to its end of a deal meant to crimp the country’s ability to make atomic weapons. Iranian representative Reza Najafi noted Wednesday the United Nations agency monitoring the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers earlier this month reported no violations of the deal. …
  • Should next US president consider an Iran nuke deal 2.0?

    06/25/2016 9:56:46 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    al-monitor ^ | June 24, 2016 | Barbara Slavin
    Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Iran nuclear kabuki last year, told the Council on Foreign Relations June 23 that the Joint Plan of Action, JCPOA had been successfully implemented so far... Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton is for the agreement, but Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been skeptical. Asked about Trump’s threats to renegotiate the agreement, Coons called that possibility “a fool’s errand.” Coons said that personal relationships between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and between Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and Ali Salehi, Iranian Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] — have been apparently been effective....
  • Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will fail

    03/06/2016 10:00:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday claimed there is a connection between the recent blacklist of his organization as a terrorist group by Gulf states with the desire of royal Saudi family and other Gulf regimes to normalize relations with Israel. Speaking at a memorial for a Hezbollah commander killed in Syria and quoted by Haaretz, Nasrallah declared that normalizing ties with Israel will fail because most of the Arab people still regard Israel as an enemy and an “occupier”. According to Nasrallah, the blacklist of Hezbollah was an expression of anger and disappointment on the part of the Saudis...
  • Unfrozen Iranian assets going to kill Jews

    03/06/2016 7:10:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-4-16 | Jack Rosen
    Even in the midst of an astounding 2016 presidential campaign that is gripping the attention of most Americans, the U.S. - Iran nuclear deal is back in the news. The IAEA says that, so far, Iran appears to be in compliance. But that is not the whole story. Now we learn that the regime of the Ayatollahs has a new program to support Palestinian murderers of Israelis. Iran has committed to give $7,000 to families of attackers who have used knives, hammers, scissors and other crude implements to kill and maim. For families that have their homes destroyed by Israel...
  • IAEA green lights Iran sanctions relief

    01/16/2016 3:19:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/16 | Ari Soffer
    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that Iran has fulfilled its initial obligations under the terms of the nuclear deal reached with world powers last July, paving the way for the first stage of sanctions relief. The IAEA's announcement came just hours after a breakthrough prisoner swap with the United States saw four American citizens freed in return for the release of seven Iranians jailed in the US. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano hailed the announcement as "an important day for the international community." Sanctions relief to Tehran will see billions of dollars in trade and unfrozen funds...
  • Iran disputes UN finding that it worked on nuclear arms

    01/11/2016 3:07:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 4:56 PM EST | George Jahn
    Iran has rejected an assessment by the U.N. nuclear agency that it did past work on nuclear arms but is praising some aspects of the agency's investigation of the issue, reflecting satisfaction that the more than decade-long probe has ended. Closure of the file means that some questions about the alleged weapons work may never be resolved. Before the 35-nation board of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a resolution last month ending the investigation, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told the meeting that his investigation couldn't "reconstruct all the details of activities conducted by Iran in the past." But...
  • Rubio, Cruz and US Global Leadership

    12/18/2015 12:20:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 18, 2015 | Caroline Glick, Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project...
    At some point between 2006 and 2008, the American people decided to turn their backs on the world. Between the seeming futility of the war in Iraq and the financial collapse of 2008, Americans decided they'd had enough. In Barack Obama, they found a leader who could channel their frustration. Obama's foreign policy, based on denying the existence of radical Islam and projecting the responsibility for Islamic aggression on the US and its allies, suited their mood just fine. If America is responsible, then America can walk away. Once it is gone, so the thinking has gone, the Muslims will...
  • 'IAEA admitted Israel was right Iran tried to build bomb'

    12/17/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/15 | Raphael Poch
    On Monday, as it announced it would be wrapping up its investigation into Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in Vienna received a report from the IAEA Director General bringing evidence that Iran had indeed been working towards building a nuclear explosive device up until 2009. “This was one of the most important days in the nuclear Iran affair, and the IAEA board of governors did nothing” said a distraught Dr. Ephraim Asculai. The IAEA board of governors is a body made up of representatives from 35 members states of the 167...
  • IAEA report sheds light on Iran lying over quest for nuclear arms

    12/12/2015 12:10:15 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    keyvan Salami
    After years of lying and deceiving the international community, the United Nations nuclear watchdog issued a significant report placing the spotlight on Iran seeking to obtain nuclear weapons. While there are arguments over how long Iran actually went down this path, with various reports referring to 2003, 2009 and now even beyond that, it should not be forgotten that Iran has lied all along and claimed of never seeking the mother of all weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA) has now confirmed that Tehran actually had a nuclear weapons program and continued its efforts in this regard at least...
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...