IAEA: Iran may be developing nuclear weapons
As President Hussein Obama prepares to appease Iran, Yukia Amano, the chairman of the body that will be asked to monitor any agreement with the mullahcracy, says that his agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is unable to verify whether Iran is developing nuclear weapons
due to Iran's refusal to cooperate.
The head of the
United Nations' nuclear watchdog said on Monday Iran had still not
handed over key information to his staff, and his body's investigation
into Tehran's atomic program could not continue indefinitely.
"Iran has yet to provide
explanations that enable the agency to clarify two outstanding practical
measures," chief Yukiya Amano told the body's Board of Governors in
Vienna, echoing a report seen by Reuters last month.
two measures relating to alleged explosives tests and other measures
that might have been used for bomb research should have been addressed
by Iran by last August.
"The Agency is not in a position to provide
credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and
activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material
in Iran is in peaceful activities," Amano said.
What could go wrong
The Agency remains ready to accelerate the
resolution of all outstanding issues, he added, but "this process cannot
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