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Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Reaffirms Commitment to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

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Iranian Intelligence Ministe, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehei, center, attends during a demonstration to mark the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Saturday Feb. 11, 2006. The Iranian president on Saturday rejected Western pressure to freeze the country’s nuclear program and issued a veiled threat to walk away from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

ASSociated Press: Iran Reaffirms Nuclear Treaty Commitment

Iran reaffirmed its commitment to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty on Sunday, a day after its hard-line president implied Tehran was considering withdrawing from the pact after being reported to the U.N. Security Council.

The declaration by the Iranian Foreign Ministry came as inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog arrived in the Islamic republic over the weekend to evaluate what controls remained on nuclear sites and equipment after Tehran reduced the agency’s monitoring power to a minimum, diplomats said.

Just another ambiguous stall.

Iran MUST stand down their nuclear program.

The declaration by the Iranian Foreign Ministry came as inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog arrived in the Islamic republic over the weekend to evaluate what controls remained on nuclear sites and equipment after Tehran reduced the agency’s monitoring power to a minimum, diplomats said.

A diplomat told The Associated Press Saturday that some seals and cameras had been removed within the last few days, suggesting that happened without IAEA supervision. But others familiar with the probe said Sunday they doubted the Iranians would make such a move before the arrival of the inspectors.

The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak on the issue.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi urged a peaceful solution to the dispute over his country’s nuclear program.

“We are still committed to the provisions of the NPT. But we can’t accept its use as a (political) instrument. We will cooperate in the treaty and the safeguards’ framework,” Asefi said at a weekly news conference.

But, this is NOT what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated yesterday.

On Saturday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected U.S. and European pressure to freeze the country’s nuclear program and hinted that Iran might withdraw from the treaty.

“The nuclear policy of the Islamic Republic so far has been peaceful. Until now, we have worked inside the agency (IAEA) and the NPT regulations,” he said in a speech before tens of thousands of Iranians marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

“If we see you want to violate the right of the Iranian people by using those regulations (against us), you should know that the Iranian people will revise its policies,” he said.

The ball continues in the Mullah’s court…..

Stand down or face reprisals…..

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The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.


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