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Iran Committed to Nuclear Pact, Open to Snap Checks

Iran moved Monday to cool fears it might follow North Korea and quit an international treaty intended to halt the spread of nuclear arms. Tehran, accused by Washington of secretly developing the capacity to produce nuclear weapons, also said it would go ahead with talks with the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) on a protocol permitting snap, short notice inspections. Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Akbar Salehi, stormed out of an IAEA board session Friday after a tough, U.S.-backed resolution giving Tehran until October 31 to give full details of its nuclear plans. Over the weekend, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine published an interview with Salehi in which he said Tehran could leave the IAEA and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Full Story

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