Iran to bar surprise inspections if referred to SC

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January 31, 2006 18:03

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Iran will resume suspended nuclear activities and bar surprise UN inspections of facilities if it is referred to the UN Security Council. Negotiator Ali Larijani stopped short of specifying that Iran will restart its uranium enrichment program, which has been suspended for nearly two years. "In case of referral...we have to start all nuclear work that has been voluntarily suspended and stop implementation of the Additional Protocol," Larijani told reporters. Iran's parliament passed a law late last year requiring the government to block intrusive inspections of Iran's facilities if the country is put before the Security Council.


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