The IAEA said in a report on Wednesday and released to the media today that it is “increasingly concerned” about a body of intelligence suggesting that Iran is working on developing a nuclear payload for a missile and other components of nuclear weapons.
In the 9-page report, IAEA said many member states are providing evidence for its assessment, describing the information it is receiving as “credible, extensive and comprehensive” [AP, 2 September].
Compared to older reports by IAEA on the subject, this latest one is much stronger and more direct. For example, IAEA is using the phrase “increasingly concerned” about the intelligence it is receiving for the first time. Or it calls as its sources “many” of its member states.