Thursday, April 30, 2015

U.K. Informs The UN That Iran Is Still Using Blacklisted Firms To Purchase Nuclear Technology

A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010. Reuters/IRNA/Mohammad Babaie

Reuters: Exclusive: Britain told U.N. monitors of active Iran nuclear procurement - panel

(Reuters) - Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters.

The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due by June 30 in which it would agree to restrict sensitive nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief.

Talks between six major powers and Tehran are approaching the final stages after they hammered out a preliminary agreement on April 2, with Iran committing to reduce the number of centrifuges it operates and other long-term nuclear limitations.

Update: UK tells UN of Iranian attempts to buy nuclear technology - report -- The Guardian

WNU Editor: In any other normal situation this would be enough to end the nuclear talks .... but this is not "normal times", and as far as the Iranians are concerned .... a deal is still in the works .... Iran Says Negotiators To Start Drafting Final Nuclear Deal On April 30 (Radio Free Europe).

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

Whether "Tehran can be trusted"? Naive or what? Name a country that can be trusted and I include Canada in that as well.