January 12, 2014

SWAPPING SOVEREIGNTY FOR GROWTH:

U.N. watchdog eyes increased Iran presence to verify nuclear deal (FREDRIK DAHL,  Jan 12, 2014, Reuters) 

The U.N. atomic watchdog is considering increasing its presence in Iran to better handle a bigger workload in verifying Tehran is implementing a landmark deal with world powers to curb its nuclear programme, diplomats said. [...]

The extent of IAEA monitoring can be controversial in the Islamic Republic, which in the past has accused the Vienna-based watchdog of acting like a Western-manipulated intelligence agency and of leaking confidential information to adversaries seeking to sabotage its nuclear programme.

But relations have improved since the June election of a relative moderate, Hassan Rouhani, as Iranian president, paving the way for a diplomatic thaw with the West later in the year.
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