IAEA reiterated in today’s report that more cooperation is needed by Iran for fully clarify on its present activities. Without it, the IAEA said, it cannot “conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.” (AP, 29 May)
Iran and IAEA agreed in November 2013 on a protocol to probe PMD. Washington insists that reaching a final agreement with Iran depends on IAEA’s ability to thoroughly probe all allegations related to PMD and deliver an assessment on its findings.
IAEA is reportedly focused on 12 alleged activities that point to Iranian attempts to make nuclear weapons, including suspicions that Tehran worked on the development on a nuclear payload for missiles. Iran denies it has ever worked on nuclear weapons.
Today report by the IAEA increases doubts that the nuclear watchdog agency could issue substantive findings on PMD before the 30 June deadline for reaching the final agreement or JCPOA.
The IAEA report, issued to the agency’s board of governors and the UN Security Council, said the agency remains “concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed nuclear-related activities involving military-related organizations, including activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for missiles,.” (AP, 29 May)