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.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2014 8:42 AM