Iran may have continued weapons research after 2003, IAEA chief says [View all]
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.
“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.