The U.N. nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities.The development - although limited for now - marked a step forward in an international push to settle a decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program. Tehran says this is peaceful, while the West fears that Iran wants to develop atomic arms.
The deal could also send a positive signal to separate, high-stakes negotiations between Iran and six world powers which are due to start on February 18 in Vienna, aimed at reaching a broader diplomatic settlement with the Islamic state.
Iran is moving. Slowly. But it is moving forward. Letting UN nuclear inspectors take a look at what Iran is really up to is a big deal, and it's one that's necessary. Here's hoping there's more to it, as well.
Remember, if the GOP was in charge, we'd already be at war with them.