Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ahmadinejad Criticizes IAEA Director for Alleging Possible Nuke Program in Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today criticized IAEA Director Yukiya Amano for his recent allegations that some aspects of Iran’s nuclear activities could be linked to a nuclear weapon program.

“We think the IAEA director moves in a direction that harms the agency's credibility. Politically-motivated stances don't suit the IAEA chief,” Ahmadinejad told reporters in Tehran. "It has no legal value, no effect other than discrediting the agency," he added [IRNA, 7 June].

On Monday, Amano had told reporters that his agency had received new information indicating a “possible military dimension” related to the Iranian nuclear program. The information was apparently received by the IAEA board last month. Amano had criticized Iran for not cooperating with his agency on the intelligence received. The AP reported on Monday that the new information suggests Iran worked on components of a nuclear weapon as late as 2010.

Iran has dismissed the information, saying it is based on "fabricated documents." The IAEA's board of governors convened Monday in Vienna for a weeklong meeting. The board was expected to discuss Iran’s nuclear program during its meeting.


Gifted one said...

Could Ahmadinejad be refering to this snippet from Wikileaks,

"Amano reminded [the] (US)ambassador on several occasions that he would need to make concessions to the G-77 [the developing countries group], which correctly required him to be fair-minded and independent, but that he was solidly in the U.S. court on every key strategic decision, from high-level personnel appointments to the handling of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program.".......

Also this..."This meeting, Amano's first bilateral review since his election, illustrates the very high degree of convergence between his priorities and our own(American) agenda at the IAEA. The coming transition period provides a further window for us to shape Amano's thinking before his agenda collides with the
IAEA Secretariat bureaucracy."

Amano is a Western lackey that much is clear. IMO Iran should, and has, forswear nuclear weapons, but possess and maintain a "breakout" capability, like Japan. Iran should do this or get Libya'd.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Ahamdiwhatever !

IAEA is a joke. A political tool to force others to obey the USA and their policies.

Anonymous said...

The IAEA is playing a very dangerous game under this Amano guy by outting the organization's credibily on the line.

The agency, whos's main aim was to safeguard nulcear programs of member states is now becoming a tool i the hand of the west to demonize states that do not comform to western way of thinking.

The IAEA is all too ready to refer issues to he UNSC than try to resolve matters by itself.

Iran's been very patient with this nonsense and I believe a time will come when Iran will have no other option than to get out of this lousy organization.