Samtidig som USA og Iran skal møtes ansikt til ansikt i Sharm el-Sheikh, arresterer Iran en tidligere atomforhandler fordi han har dristet seg til å kritisere atomprogrammet offentlig.
Hossein Moussavian sa to forbudte ting: at Iran ikke kan neglisjere Sikkerhetsrådets pålegg om å stanse anriking av uran, og at atomprogrammet ville fortsatt, selv uten Ahmadinejad. Indirekte: Den øverste leder Ali Khamenei står bak.
A prominent critic of Iran’s nuclear policies over the past two years was arrested this week on spying charges, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported Wednesday.
The critic, Hossein Moussavian, who served as a senior nuclear negotiator until President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office in 2005, was arrested after he appeared before a court Monday evening, Fars reported.
«He was arrested because of his ties with foreigners and for giving them information» about the country’s nuclear program, the news agency said, quoting an «informed source.» Mr. Moussavian is being interrogated, the source told Fars, and will not be released soon.