Iran's enrichment rights are recognized. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Adam Redwine
    • 23.01.13 | 16:06 (IST)

    The NPT states: "...all Parties ot the Treaty are entitled to participate in the fullest possible exchange of scientific information for, and to contribute alone or in co-operation with other States to, the further development of the applications of atomic energy for peaceful purposes," The word "contribute" implies the right to use nuclear technology (like enrichment) for peaceful purposes. However, the NPT also says: "Each Non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes to accept safeguards ... for the exclusive purpose of verification of the fulfilment of its obligations assumed under this Treaty with a view to preventing diversion of nuclear energy from peaceful uses to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosie devices." Tehran's refusal to allow inspectors access to (some areas of) Iran's enrichment facilities is a clear violation of Iran's obligations under the NPT.

    from the article: Iran proposes next round of nuclear talks take place in Cairo
    First published 16:15 23.01.13 | Last updated 12:22 23.01.13
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