Monday, September 21, 2015

Iran’s Role in IAEA Probe Meets Standards - Amano

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said today Iran’s role in IAEA investigation of any past work on nuclear weapons meets the nuclear watchdog agency’s strict standards. Amano acknowledged that samples used so far in determining whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon at Parchin military site were collected by the Iranian experts, but added their probe was within the IAEA guidelines.

Meanwhile, IAEA deputy director Tero Varjoranta, who along with Amano visited Parchin military site yesterday, said the criteria at Parchin included invasive monitoring by video and still cameras while the sampling took place; GPS tracking of sampling process; IAEA agreement on where the samples were to be taken; review by peers of the inspection process; risk assessment and strict observance to make sure the the procedures were followed step by step. (AP, 21 September)

1 comment:

Mark Pyruz said...

It has been impressive the level of creativity involved in constituting JCPOA and the IAEA investigation.

Quite a turnaround from the unsuccessful diktat that characterized negotiations in 2009, and the diplomatic reversal that doomed the 2010 Tehran Declaration.