Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | July 29, 2016

CTBT Ratification, Powerful Response to Skeptics about Iran’s N-Program

“Ratification of the CTBT would be a powerful and definitive response to skeptics who worry about Iran’s nuclear ambitions after the deal [the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] expires,” CTBTO Head Lassina Zerbo tells Etemad Persian daily journalist Sara Massoumi.  “One thing Iran may consider as a first step is to resume sending data from the certified station on its territory (Tehran) and to complete construction and certification of the remaining five. Let’s also not forget that data from the seismic stations can be very useful in detecting earthquakes in the region, and can help with disaster risk reduction efforts,” Zerbo said.

See full Q&A interview in Etemad daily (in Farsi) and Iran Review

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