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November 24, 2004

So Much For European Diplomacy

The Iranians can't even live with the non-verifiable "deal" they've struck; they're insisting on last-minute exceptions, which by the way will allow them to continue building the bomb:

VIENNA, Austria - Iran is seeking a last-minute exception to its commitment to stop all uranium enrichment activities by demanding the right to operate around two dozen centrifuges, diplomats said Wednesday.

The Iranians have told the International Atomic Energy Agency β€” the U.N. nuclear watchdog β€” they want to operate about 24 centrifuges "for research purposes," diplomats told The Associated Press.

They have asked the IAEA to exempt that equipment from agency seals meant to ensure the enrichment program β€” which can be used to make nuclear weapons β€” is completely frozen, one diplomat said.

While the number of centrifuges was relatively insignificant, the request casts doubt on Iran's commitment to dispel international suspicions about its nuclear ambitions.

Just a little.

The move comes on the eve of an IAEA board meeting that will examine Iran's compliance to international demands including calls for a suspension of all enrichment and related activities β€” something Iran agreed to earlier this month in a deal with European negotiators.

A senior EU diplomat, who is also a delegate to the IAEA board meeting, said the European Union (news - web sites) was resisting the demand which it viewed as contravening a Nov. 7 Paris agreement negotiated between Iran and Germany, France and Britain, on behalf of the European Union.

I suspect the French will "resist" as long as they did in WWII.


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