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So what’s the next step with Atomic Iran?

Yesterday was a big day in Geneva. Truthout ran a summary post… here’s a clip:
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Iran Agrees to Ship Its Enriched Uranium to Russia for Refinement

    Geneva – Iran agreed in principle Thursday to ship most
of its current stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia, where it would be refined
for exclusively peaceful uses, in what Western diplomats called a significant,
but interim, measure to ease concerns over its nuclear program.

    The agreement was announced after seven and a half hours of talks in Geneva
that included the highest-level official U.S.-Iranian encounter in three decades.

    Iran also pledged that within weeks it would allow the inspection of a previously
covert uranium enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom, and the head of
the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, announced that he’d
head to Tehran to work out the details.

    Obama pointedly said that Iran must allow unfettered access to the Qom facility
within “two weeks.”

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