Stuart Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism: In a secluded villa on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland, representatives of Iran, the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China) and a representative of the European Union, began meetings (October 1) to bring Iran’s nuclear energy program under international control. A successful outcome would mean the end of economic sanctions, which have been imposed by the U.N. for several years now; continued obstruction could bring greater sanctions. Iran tested a series of missiles the other day that could conceivably deliver nuclear warheads to targets in the Middle East or Western Europe. The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he sees no evidence that Iran is actually trying to build a bomb, but he is accused of covering up the IAEA’s reports to the contrary. Help us understand this situation and explain why this is such a historic day.
UN Security Council addresses Iran's plans for nuclear energy
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