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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tehran ends 'cooperation' with IAEA

Al-AP reports that the Ahmadinejad regime ended its 'cooperation' with the IAEA on Thursday after the agency accused Iran of hiding efforts to develop nuclear weapons and asked Iran to explain draft plans to refit missiles with nuclear warheads; explosives tests that could be used to develop a nuclear detonator; military and civilian nuclear links; and a drawing showing how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads. The announcement that Iran would end its 'cooperation' came from Iranian Vice President Gholam Reza Aghazadeh.
Investigating such allegations "is outside the domain of the agency," he said. Any further queries on the issue "will be dealt with in another way," he added, without going into detail.

Britain, one of the main critics of Iran's nuclear activities, was critical.

"We are concerned by reports that Iran is refusing to cooperate with the IAEA on allegations over nuclear weapons," a spokesman for Britain's Foreign Office said on condition of anonymity in line with policy. "The IAEA has raised serious concerns over Iran's activities with a possible military dimension. "If Iran is serious about restoring international confidence in its intentions, it must address these issues."
And I'm sure that 'economic sanctions' will get Ahmadinejad to change his mind by next week.



At 12:02 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Iran has just told the international community to try to stop their nuclear program. Its clear peaceful means to bring that about have reached the end of the road. More direct measures are now required to address Iran's defiance.


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