Saturday, October 24, 2009

Then what?

And then what if they don't agree nor comply?


Iran misses atomic deal deadline
Al Jazeera English

Iran is facing mounting pressure from the international community after it missed a deadline to accept a UN nuclear agency deal on its atomic programme, saying it would respond to the proposal next week.

The US, Russia and France all met Friday's deadline and agreed to the proposal for most of Iran's low-enriched uranium (LEU) to be sent abroad.

Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said: "Iran is precisely examining different dimensions of the contents of the proposed agreement about the provisional supply of fuel for the Tehran research reactor.

"After final evaluation, I will give the result to Mr ElBaradei [the IAEA director-general] when I return to Vienna next week."

Following Tehran's announcement, ElBaradei said he hoped Iran's response would be positive as it was important for a new "era of co-operation".

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