Iran to Scale Back Cooperation With U.N.
Iran will scale back its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog in response to the agency’s Oct. 31 deadline for Tehran to prove its atomic programs are peaceful, Iran’s representative to the agency said Monday. Ali Akbar Salehi said on state television that Iran had been allowing the International Atomic Energy Agency more oversight than required under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty “to show our good will and transparency. On the strict orders of President Mohammad Khatami we allowed IAEA inspectors to take environmental samples and visit non-nuclear sites. “This has been beyond our obligations, but from now on we will act according to the current regulations,” Salehi said. Full Story