Earlier today I said that Khamenei’s statement that “Iran will remain a non-nuclear-weapon state party to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and has placed the entire scope of its nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards” was worth watching. Well, it didn’t take long to see just how little those words meant. From the International Relations and Security Network, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
ISN SECURITY WATCH (Friday, 12 August: 00.05 GMT) – Iran has rejected an IAEA resolution asking that it stop uranium conversion. The UN”s nuclear watchdog agency on Thursday adopted a resolution expressing serious concern over Iran’s resumption of uranium conversion and asked it to stop, the agency said in a statement. “Outstanding issues relating to Iran’s nuclear program have yet to be resolved, and the agency is not yet in a position to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran,” the IAEA said. Tehran rejected the resolution, saying it would bar it from enriching uranium and other related activities that it is allowed to pursue under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. “It is evident that the motive is to apply pressure. Fortunately, Iran will not bend. Iran will be a nuclear fuel producer and supplier within a decade,” Iran’s chief IAEA delegate, Sirus Nasseri, was quoted as saying.