Iran accuses nuclear agency of false reporting
Businessweek / GEORGE JAHN
02-Jun-2010 (2 comments)

A senior Iranian envoy accused the International Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday of false reporting in saying that agency inspectors probing a laboratory for suspected undeclared nuclear experiments found some equipment removed.

Ali Ashgar Soltanieh declined a direct answer when asked if he was blaming the agency for a mistake or if he was suggesting another reason for the alleged false finding. But Soltanieh, Iran's chief IAEA delegate, said his country would be asking for a formal correction in a letter to agency chief Yukiya Amano within the next week.

Soltanieh was referring to a finding published in the IAEA's quarterly report on Iran's nuclear activities that touched on experiments in pyroprocessing, a procedure that can be used to purify uranium metal used in nuclear warheads.

In January, Iran told the agency that it had carried out pyroprocessing experiments, prompting a request from the nuclear agency for more information -- but then backtracked in March and denied conducting such activities.

IAEA experts last month revisited the site -- the Jabr Ibn Jayan Multipurpose Research Laboratory in Tehran -- only to establish "that the electrochemical cell had been removed" from the unit used in the experiments, according to the report.

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by Gavazn on

"Another lie against Iran exposed" - who has proven that this is a lie? The truth is Iran is accusing the IAEAgency of false reporting, denying what they have been accused of.

NOT that a lie has been exposed! IMF, you are trying to mislead.


Everybody lies except the leaders of i.r.

by پیام on

It must be a cruel world out there. Everyone seems to be looking for a way to hurt the paranoid i.r.