News / Middle East

Iran Says It Will Accept Nuclear Monitoring Only Under Treaty

FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, June 14, 2014.
FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, June 14, 2014.
VOA News

Iran said it will accept monitoring of its nuclear program as called for in the global non-proliferation treaty, but not any inspections beyond that.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that any inspection beyond the legal framework of the treaty "would be a precedent, against the interests of all developing countries."

Rouhani made his comments as he met in Tehran with the visiting head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, Yukiya Amano.

Amano made a one-day stop in the Iranian capital ahead of the August 25 deadline for Iran to provide information about its nuclear development program to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Amano called the talks useful and said he was pleased that Iran pledged its cooperation in resolving questions about its nuclear program.

The United States and its Western allies have long suspected that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, but Tehran said its nuclear development program is only for civilian purposes.

Iran wants to end crippling sanctions against its economy that the West has imposed to try to force it to abandon any development of nuclear warheads.

You May Like

In China, Mixed Signals on Ebola Controls

How authorities are monitoring at-risk individuals remains unclear, including whether there are quarantines for Chinese health workers returning from West Africa More

Video Women Voters Anxious Ahead of US Elections

Analysts say if women are focused on national security, it could be bad news for Democrats More

Solar's Future Looks Brighter

New technology and dropping prices are contributing to a surge in solar power More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: Kamil from: UK
August 18, 2014 2:16 AM
the West fundamental mistake about Iran is the assumption that the Iranian Theocracy will act in line with the Iranian national interest. BIG MISTAKE..!!! A mistake made before by Stalin... Stalin did not believe Hitler will attack Russia while fighting on the western front... so just as Hitler could not be trusted so is the Ayatollah... we have to destroy Iran's capacity to threaten the world. Look at ISIL... Hamas... HIzbullah... they are not thinking about their people... they would rather see their people die in agony than moderate their demands. This is Islam... and we must confront it. it is not about to go away... it will get far worse if we dont do something about it NOW!!!


by: bobcat4424 from: Tuscaloosa, AL
August 17, 2014 4:15 PM
Iran is in a very difficult position. Israel is allowed to have an estimated 200-400+ nuclear weapons. Turkey has 90 nuclear weapons. In Iran's eyes Israel is already a self-declared enemy and Turkey is sliding rapidly into the fundamentalist Sunni camp. Both are very troubling for Iran's future. Their aim has to be for guarantees and offsets that provide some parity with Israel and Turkey.


by: Donald Fraser Miles from: Elliot Lake, Canada
August 17, 2014 3:07 PM
Iran has come a long way. A continuation of the existing dynamics between Iran and the UN is good for Iran, Israel and the world.

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Women Voters Anxious Ahead of US Electionsi
X
October 31, 2014 4:10 AM
Public opinion polls show American voters are deeply dissatisfied with their government and anxious about threats from abroad. This is especially true for a key voting group both Republicans and Democrats are trying hard to win over: women. Analysts say if women are focused on national security, it could be bad news for Democrats, with majority control of the Senate at stake. VOA’s Cindy Saine looks at the crucial role women voters will play in deciding the elections.
Video

Video Women Voters Anxious Ahead of US Elections

Public opinion polls show American voters are deeply dissatisfied with their government and anxious about threats from abroad. This is especially true for a key voting group both Republicans and Democrats are trying hard to win over: women. Analysts say if women are focused on national security, it could be bad news for Democrats, with majority control of the Senate at stake. VOA’s Cindy Saine looks at the crucial role women voters will play in deciding the elections.
Video

Video Victorious Secularists Face Challenge to Form Government in Tunisia

Official results from Tunisia show the Islamist Ennahda party has failed to win the second free election since the so-called "Arab Spring" uprising in 2011. Ennahda, which handed power to a government of technocrats pending the elections, lost out to the secular party Nidaa Tounes. Henry Ridgwell reports from London that the relatively peaceful poll offers some hope in a volatile region.
Video

Video Africa Tells its Story Through Fashion

In Africa, Fashion Week is a riot of colors, shapes, patterns and fabrics - against the backdrop of its ongoing struggle between nature and its fast-growing urban edge. How do these ideas translate into needle and thread? VOA’s Anita Powell visited this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg to find out.
Video

Video Smugglers Offer Cheap Passage From Turkey to Syria

Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria. Ankara has stepped up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters who want to join Islamic State militants fighting for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani. But porous borders and border guards who can be bribed make illegal border crossings quite easy. Zlatica Hoke has more.
Video

Video China Political Meeting Seeks to Improve Rule of Law

China’s communist leaders will host a top level political meeting this week, called the Fourth Plenum, and for the first time in the party’s history, rule of law will be a key item on the agenda. Analysts and Chinese media reports say the meetings could see the approval of long-awaited measures aimed at giving courts more independence and include steps to enhance an already aggressive and high-reaching anti-corruption drive. VOA’s Bill Ide has more from Beijing.
Video

Video After Decades of Pressure, Luxembourg Drops Bank Secrecy Rules

European Union finance ministers have reached a breakthrough agreement that will make it more difficult for tax cheats to hide their money. The new legislation, which had been blocked for years by countries with a reputation as tax havens, was approved last week after Luxembourg and Austria agreed to lift their vetoes. But as Mil Arcega reports, it doesn’t mean tax cheats have run out of places to keep their money hidden.
Video

Video Kobani Refugees Welcome, Turkey Criticizes, US Airdrop

Residents of Kobani in northern Syria have welcomed the airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medicine to Kurdish militia who are resisting the seizure of their city by Islamic State militants. The Turkish government, however, has criticized the operation. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from southeastern Turkey, across the border from Kobani.

All About America

AppleAndroid