Daybreak: IAEA, Iran Come to Agreement
Plus Bibi reiterates demand for no enrichment, and more in the news
• Visiting Tehran, Yukiya Amano, the head of the U.N. nuclear inspectors, struck a deal on access to military components of Iran’s nuclear program, including the controversial Parchin facility. The Baghdad meeting tomorrow, which is P5+1 and expected to focus more on enrichment, is still on. [AP/Haaretz]
• Several Israeli ministers immediately expressed skepticism and insisted that all options remain on the table. [AP/JPost]
• In contrast to Defense Minister Barak’s hints, Prime Minister Netanyahu insisted Israel’s position has not changed: it wants the dismantling of Fordo as well as zero enrichment; the P5+1 is expected to offer 3.5 percent enrichment. [Haaretz]
• Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, the comparatively moderate Islamist who is probably the Egyptian presidential frontrunner, is a 9/11 Truther. [WT]
• After such an incident over the weekend, the IDF said it is actually probing 15 cases over the past several years of IDF soldiers standing by while settlers attacked Palestinians in the West Bank. [Haaretz]
• Sen. Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, is proposing a bill that would reduce the number of Palestinian refugees recognized by UNWRA. [FP]
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