IAEA to press Iran over nuclear concerns

By REUTERS
January 19, 2012 11:41

VIENNA - The UN nuclear watchdog chief said it was his duty to warn the world about suspected Iranian activities that point to plans to develop an atomic bomb, maintaining pressure on Tehran ahead of rare talks between Iran and his agency expected this month.

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, made clear in an interview with Financial Times Deutschland that the UN body would press for full cooperation in meetings with Iranian officials in Tehran.

"What we know suggests the development of nuclear weapons," he was quoted as saying in comments published in German on Thursday, adding Iran had so far failed to clarify allegations of possible military links to its nuclear program.

"We want to check over everything that could have a military dimension."


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