Diplomats: Iran seeks seat on UN nuke agency board

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 23, 2010 12:51

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

VIENNA — Diplomats say Iran is seeking a seat on the decision-making board of the same UN nuclear agency probing its activities for evidence that Teheran may be interested in making atomic weapons.

Iran has sought such a position previously but has always withdrawn its candidates well before the 151 members of the International Atomic Energy Agency vote on new board members.Diplomats and officials, however told The Associated Press just hours before the vote Thursday that Iran's hat remained in the ring. They asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.



Iran insists it does not seek atomic weapons but it has been under IAEA investigation since revelations of secret nuclear activities eight years ago. Iran is under four sets of UN Security Council sanctions for its nuclear actions.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 21, 2019
Pensioner protesters demonstrate against cutbacks in pensions

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF