May 21st, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Israel to Iran: Time is running out

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles this weeks' Iran nuclear negotiations. Are we at a tipping point for military action?


The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says he will sign an agreement soon with Iran over its nuclear program, a sign that Iran may have agreed to broader inspections.

"I can say it will be signed quite soon," said IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano, speaking to reporters in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday after returning from a meeting with Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, on Monday. "I cannot say how soon that will be. In a few days, that will be clarified."

The IAEA has been demanding access to sites where Iran could be doing weapons-related testing. The development comes a day before world powers and Iran gather in Baghdad for talks on Iran's nuclear program.

"During the meeting, we discussed a wide spectrum of different issues, including nuclear disarmament, peaceful use of nuclear energy and strengthening (the position of) the agency." Amano said.


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soundoff (One Response)
  1. semsem

    Last night Ms. Burnett referred to Israel as TEL AVIV.......(what Tel Aviv is saying)..

    This is insulting. When referring to the Israeli Government she should have said JERUSALEM...(what JERUSALEM is saying). The Israeli Government operates in JERUSALEM; not TEL AVIV.

    Did Ms. Burnett say this innocently due to ignorance that it is an insult?

    Or did Ms. Burnett say it to please her friends in the Arab Gulf States where she acts as an Advisor?

    She should apologise.

    May 22, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply

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