Since Hassan Rouhani became president, Iran has stopped expanding its uranium enrichment capacity, a U.N. inspection report showed on Thursday, in a potential boost for diplomacy to end Tehran's nuclear dispute with the West.
The quarterly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also said that since August no further major components had been added to a potential plutonium-producing reactor that worries the United States and its allies.
The marked slowdown in the growth of activities of possible use in developing nuclear bombs may be intended to back up Rouhani's warmer tone towards the West after years of worsening confrontation, and strengthen Tehran's hand in talks with world powers due to resume on November 20.Professor Dan Joyner has a relevant post on the new IAEA DG report, see HERE. He proposes: "Is the IAEA Actually Starting to Listen and Apply Legal Standards [towards Iran] More Correctly?
Likewise Professor Cole's post on the subject. titled "Take that, France: Iran has Halted Expansion of Nuclear Facilities: IAEA," can be accessed by clicking HERE.