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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:21 PM

Iran may have continued weapons research after 2003, IAEA chief says

Source: Washington Post

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said Monday his agency could not rule out the possibility that Iran was actively seeking nuclear weapons technology, citing intelligence on suspicious research by Iranian scientists that occurred as recently as a few years ago.

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said it was crucial that Iran come clean on its nuclear past, granting full access to Iranian facilities and documents as well as key scientists believed involved in the work.

“Iran’s activities could be continuing up until now. . . I have asked Iran to clarify,” Amano said during a conference on nuclear nonproliferation in Washington.

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“We have credible information that Iran continued its activities beyond 2003,” Amano told an audience of nuclear and arms-control experts at the annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference. Officially, “we do not know” whether the research remains active, he said.

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Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iran-may-have-continued-weapons-research-iaea-chief-says/2013/04/08/0021a9e0-a066-11e2-82bc-511538ae90a4_story.html

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:43 PM

1. "may have", "could not rule out the possibility"... Yep, same old pre-Iraq invasion 'playbook',

indeed.

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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:04 PM

2. I though the CIA disproved this a while back.

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Tue Apr 9, 2013, 12:18 AM

3. Yukiya Amano is not objective

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/230076

IAEA Director General-designate Yukiya Amano thanked the U.S. for having supported his candidacy and took pains to emphasize his support for U.S. strategic objectives for the Agency. Amano reminded Ambassador on several occasions that he would need to make concessions to the G-77 (Group of 77 developing countries), which correctly required him to be fair-minded and independent, but that he was solidly in the U.S. court on every key strategic decision, from high-level personnel appointments to the handling of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program.

Thanks Wikileaks

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