Friday, May 29, 2015

IAEA Says Iran Probe is Stalled

IAEA reported on Friday that work on its assessment of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear weapons, the so-called possible military dimension (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program, remains essentially stalled. As part of a final nuclear deal, or JCPOA, IAEA needs to report its PMD findings. Without such report, reaching JCPOA would not be possible.

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)


Anonymous said...

how dare the IAEA say that they need more information!!!!!

how dare they!!!!!!

the job of the inspectors is to look at whatever Iran lets them look at and then do leave and say everything is perfect

Anonymous said...

The key word here is "allegations" made by the americans with little or no evidence to back them up,if the iaea wants more cooperation from iran then perhaps it should provide iran with its "evidence"...if it can,iran is under no obligation to let the iaea go wherever it likes,it isnt unscom/unmovic and I for one seriously doubt that the "issue" of the alleged pmd is going to be allowed to torpedo any final deal because when it comes right down to it amano will do exactly what his masters in washington tell him to do.

Anonymous said...

But Anon 12:02 AM the Islamic regime has the right to self destruct.

Nader Uskowi said...

In the few sentences, you make two contradictory statements: that the Americans made false allegations with no evidence; and that the Americans, by controlling Amano, will not let those allegations torpedo any final deal. What are you trying to say?

Nader Uskowi said...

If you were trying to make the bomb but apparently stopped it sometime ago, as the West is basically saying about the Islamic Republic, would you want anyone to dig into your past? What if they found that you were not telling the truth all along? Isn’t that more of a self destruction?

Anonymous said...

Precisely ! And that's why I said the Islamic regime (not Iran) has the right to self destruct.