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Comment #1784836 by Michael Hodges

Michael Hodges Nov 8th 2013, 9:47 AM #

Both these countries are dangerous. But at least iran being a signature to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty is open to some form of inspections.

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Israel "utterly rejects" Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions

Israel "utterly rejects" Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions

Talks involving the US, China and Russia aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme have been taking place in Geneva.

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    Favourite Avina Laaf
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    Nov 8th 2013, 10:00 AM

    That’s the problem Michael – they haven’t. The IAEA have been highlighting Iran’s refusal to co-operate with inspections for years. Strange behaviour for a country whose sole interest is to develop domestic nuclear power no?

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    Favourite Avina Laaf
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    Nov 8th 2013, 10:08 AM

    Red thumb away, but that’s a fact – a look at any IAEA report will confirm this (although its true, there has been more willingness to co-operate in the past 12 months).

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    Favourite Stephen Murphy
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    Nov 8th 2013, 10:31 AM

    Ignore red thumbers, make your point and stick to it! Arafat was murdered by Israel, they are the biggest shower of hypocrites and second to the Catholic church on the treatment of people!

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    Favourite Michael Hodges
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    Nov 8th 2013, 11:21 AM

    Like I said. Some form of inspection.
    Unlike Israel where there is none.

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    Favourite Avina Laaf
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    Nov 8th 2013, 11:53 AM

    An inspection programme is rendered meaningless if a state can dictate what the inspectors can and can’t inspect – that’s the point the IAEA are making.
    Might as well just take it that neither Iran nor Israel are subject to inspections.

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    Favourite Roshan Jamshidi
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    Nov 8th 2013, 1:03 PM

    Avina laff u havent a clue what ur on about. Stop while ur ahead

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    Favourite Avina Laaf
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    Nov 8th 2013, 1:08 PM

    Well y don’t u enlighten me with ur special insight, or maybe u should just read the reports urself….

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    Favourite mattoid
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    Nov 8th 2013, 2:30 PM

    You’re absolutely right Avine, even if it doesn’t suit the thumbers to accept it. Here are some exerpts from one IAEA report picked at random (Nov 2012). Feel free to pick any others:
    http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/iaeairan/iaea_reports.shtml

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    Nov 8th 2013, 2:32 PM

    “Information provided to the Agency by Member States indicates that Iran constructed a large explosives containment vessel in which to conduct hydrodynamic experiments; such experiments would be strong indicators of possible nuclear weapon development. The information also indicates that the containment vessel was installed at the Parchin site in 2000.”

    “Requested on several occasions, from January 2012 onwards, access to the Parchin site. Contrary to Board resolution GOV/2012/50, Iran has still not provided the Agency with access
    to the site.”

    “While the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material at the nuclear facilities and LOFs declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement, as Iran is not providing
    the necessary cooperation, including by not implementing its Additional Protocol, the Agency is
    unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.”

    Sorry for the long post but some of the clowns thumbing on here clearly need educating.

    Whether or not Iran should be allowed to pursue nuclear weapons ambitions is an entirely different question and there are strong arguments on both sides, but anyone who thinks they have been co-operating with inspections is living in cloud cuckoo land.

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    Nov 8th 2013, 2:57 PM

    You don’t need to tell me about it Mattoid!

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    Favourite Steve O'Donoghue
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    Nov 9th 2013, 10:20 AM

    Stephen, Arafat was murdered by Israel? You had better watch out there isn’t an international arrest warrant out for you as you appear to know more than everyone including all the governments involved…

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