A team of IAEA inspectors will arrive in Tehran on Saturday. The director general of IAEA, Yukiya Amano, speaking on the sidelines of Davos world economic forum, on Friday urged Iran to engage constructively with the team. Amano said his organization’s previous efforts to verify whether Iran’s nuclear activities were entirely for non-military purposes have been hampered by “a lack of cooperation” from Iran.
“The high-level team leaves today and starts work tomorrow. We hope they (Iran) will take a constructive approach. We hope that there will be substantial cooperation,” Amano said. “We have information that indicates that Iran has engaged in activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” he added [AFP, 27 January].
“We are requesting that Iran clarifies the situation. We proposed to make a mission and they agreed to accept the mission. The preparations have gone well but we need to see what actually happens when the mission arrives,” Amano said.