Amano IAEA 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
VIENNA— International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano on Monday warned that he cannot confirm that all of Iran's nuclear activities are peaceful because Teheran is not fully cooperating with his inspectors.
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Amano also chided Iran for barring some of those inspectors and for stonewalling his agency's attempt to probe allegations that Teheran is interested in developing atomic arms.
Amano spoke at the start of a 35-nation board meeting of the IAEA.
Iran insists that its nuclear activities are meant only to generate
energy but is under UN sanctions for refusing to stop uranium
enrichment, which can be used both to make fuel and fissile nuclear
Last week, the IAEA
released a report
expressing concern over Iran's increased uranium
stockpile and the Islamic Republic's refusal to fully cooperate with UN
Iran recently decided to strip two experienced inspectors of the right
to monitor Teheran's nuclear activities after they reported undeclared
nuclear experiments conducted by the Islamic Republic. Iran said the
reporting by the two was inaccurate but the IAEA stands by their
Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi responded to the
, stating that Teheran has the right to bar some UN
inspectors from monitoring its disputed nuclear program.