Trust but Verify: 5+1 may mull lifting sanctions if Iran makes 'substantial' offer: FT - Tehran Times

Iran says all its nuclear activities are totally peaceful, and, as an International Atomic Energy Agency member and a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has the legal right to produce nuclear fuel for its research reactors and nuclear power plants.


EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the 5+1 group in nuclear negotiations with Tehran, told a news conference after a day of talks in Istanbul that the talks were "useful" and "constructive".

"The discussion on the Iranian nuclear issue has been constructive and useful," she said. "We want now to move to a sustained process of serious dialogue, where we can take urgent, practical steps to build confidence."

Well, where's Ronald Reagan's "Trust but Verify"? That's what International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections are for. Apparently, Iran has reported every place where it is doing its nuclear work. It appears they have acted in full accordance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT).

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