Damn Tehran. Just when Dick and George were building some good Joementum for doing the down and dirty on Ahmadinejad, he has to go and and pull a lousy stunt like this. I'm sure Cernig will supply the wonkery as the story develops, but for now via Cliff Schecter:
The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran will allow inspectors to visit its heavy water reactor as part of an agreement aimed at resolving questions about Iran's nuclear program.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Iran agreed to allow U.N. inspectors to visit the reactor at Arak by the end of this month.
The U.N. agency also said the two sides agreed on how to resolve remaining issues regarding Iran's past plutonium experiments.
Unsurprisingly, the White House via its State Dept. spokesmouth is skeptical that the offer is serious. They are already pre-emptively composing their rejection of the validity of the inspector's reports.
Okay, I made that last bit up but I'm sure they're appalled their grand plan to gain control of the natural resources by fomenting permanent conflict in the region is being ruined by this blatant act of co-operation.