Friday, March 03, 2006

IAEA says no evidence of Iranian n-weapons plan

As the countdown for a crucial meeting on Iran on March 6 gets under way, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that it has not found any evidence that Teheran had diverted material towards making atomic weapons.

In its report which has been circulated to its 35 board members, the IAEA said that its three years of investigations had not shown "any diversion of nuclear material to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices", the Associated Press reported.

However, it called upon Iran to substantially increase its cooperation with the IAEA inspectors as the agency has not been able "to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran."

Without heightened cooperation, the agency would be unable to establish whether some of Iran's past nuclear activities under wraps were not linked to the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki who has been visiting Japan said, "They (IAEA) could not find evidence which shows that Iran has diverted from its peaceful purposes of nuclear activities in Iran." The report is likely to strongly influence the March 6 meeting in Vienna where the IAEA board is expected to discuss the future course of action on Iran.

Source here


Anonymous Nostradamnthem said...

This is starting to sound suspiciously like Mr. Blix in Iraq during the Bush war-drum solo. No doubt, picking thru the nuclear rubble in Tehran after Bush bombs them, we will find nothing to indicate any weapons program ever existed, just like Iraq.

March 06, 2006 12:51 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Funny how they can tell the same old story over again and get some people to believe them, isn't it.

March 07, 2006 12:53 am  

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