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Iran: UN Nuclear Inspectors to Visit 2 Uranium Sites

FILE - The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the southern city of Bushehr is seen in a Jan. 20, 2014, photoFILE - The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the southern city of Bushehr is seen in a Jan. 20, 2014, photo
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FILE - The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the southern city of Bushehr is seen in a Jan. 20, 2014, photo
FILE - The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the southern city of Bushehr is seen in a Jan. 20, 2014, photo
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Iran said United Nations nuclear inspectors will visit two sites this week as part of its agreement to curb nuclear activities.
 
Iran's official news agency said Sunday the inspectors will visit a uranium mine and a uranium processing facility in two central towns.
 
Iran also said it gave the U.N the information it demanded on detonators that could be used as part of a nuclear bomb.
 
The Iranians say that after this week's visit to the nuclear sites, they will have fulfilled all seven demands set out in the November agreement between Iran and the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency.
 
The IAEA has not yet commented on the Iranian news reports.
 
Iran agreed late last year to reduce its uranium enrichment program in exchange for an easing of Western sanctions.
 
The United States and many of its allies suspect Iran has been trying to build nuclear weapons.
 
But Iran has always insisted its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful civilian purposes.

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by: ChangeIranNow from: USA
May 05, 2014 8:22 PM
Iran’s efforts to loosen the stranglehold of economic sanctions includes doing whatever it takes while still preserving the infrastructure of its nuclear weapons capability. The reduction in enriched fuel is meaningless without a concurrent reduction in the number of centrifuges it operates or the use of a heavy water reactor to produce more fissionable material from unmonitored unenriched uranium fuel. In fact, Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi recently said the rogue state would need an additional 30,000 centrifuges of a newer, more efficient model that were originally banned under an agreement Iran signed on to with six Western nations only last year. If Iran can walk away from an agreement it signed just last year, why does anyone think they would be any more compliant with any future agreements? Iran simply wants access to restricted oil monies that it can use to fund its support of Assad in Syria, the terror group Hezbollah, fellow Shiites in Iraq and for future nuclear development.

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