Sunday, January 29, 2012

Iran: Nuke Inspectors Arrive Amid Oil Ban Vote

UN nuclear inspectors have arrived in Iran to investigate the suspected development of atomic weapons - on the day lawmakers are expected to ban oil exports to Europe.

Iran - which could implement the embargo in revenge for new EU sanctions - insists its nuclear programme is peaceful, while Western governments believe it has a military purpose.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency delegation said he aimed to "resolve all the outstanding issues with Iran" over the programme.

IAEA deputy director general Herman Nackaerts said: "In particular we hope that Iran will engage with us on our concerns regarding the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme." Read More