The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 4 February voted to report Iran to the UN Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions. In response, Iran said it would start uranium enrichment and bar surprise international inspections of its facilities.
But Iran has also said it was willing to discuss Moscow's proposal to shift large-scale uranium enrichment to Russian territory in an effort to allay suspicions it is pursuing a weapons program.
Hans Blix (CTK)
SECURITY GUARANTEES On January 26, RFE/RL Radio Farda correspondent Fatemeh Aman spoke with former UN chief weapons inspector HANS BLIX about the confrontation between Iran and the international community over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Blix urged the United States to participate in direct negotiations with Tehran and to offer Iran security guarantees that are similar to those being discussed with North Korea...(more)
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