Iran: Tehran reacts to IAEA report





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From: AlJazeeraEnglish on Nov 8, 2011
Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports from Tehran on the Iranian government reaction to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claiming Iran has been working towards building a nuclear bomb.
Nuclear agency says Iran worked on weapons
IAEA says in new report it has "serious concerns about possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme".
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2011 08:06
Iran gives NAM data on IAEA report
Wed Nov 9, 2011 8:51AM GMT
Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltanieh has offered the (Non-Aligned Movement) NAM critical information about Iran's nuclear program amid a publicity hype by the Western media over the latest IAEA report on Tehran's nuclear case.

In an extraordinary session of the NAM, held upon Iran's request on Tuesday, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh answered 20 critical questions about Tehran's nuclear program and a host of related issues.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano's latest report on Iran's nuclear activities was circulated among 35 members of the Board of Governors of the agency on Tuesday evening, almost 10 days ahead of the seasonal meeting of the board, due to take place in Vienna on November 17 and 18.

Amano has reportedly attached a 15-page annexation to his report, which focuses on the issue of Iran's alleged studies in the field of military nuclear activities.

According to some of the Western media speculations, the report makes three claims regarding Iran's nuclear activities, which purport that Tehran is pursuing a covert nuclear military program.

One of the claims has been made over satellite pictures of a steel container supposedly used for testing explosives that might be used to detonate fissile material.

The other claim revolves around Iran's hypothetical attempt to built computer models of a nuclear warhead, still another one conjectures that Tehran appears to have received foreign assistance in its experiments with nuclear material.
Soltanieh on Tuesday provided the NAM member states with detailed answers to 20 key questions about Iran's nuclear program.
Question 1: Has the IAEA detected, after 4000 days of most intensive inspection in the agency's history, even one gram of uranium being diverted for military purposes?
Response: No. Please study all of the reports by the agency's current and former director generals.
Question 2: With respect to nuclear activities and materials which are claimed to have not been declared until 2003, has the IAEA found out that they had been diverted towards military activities?
Response: No. All of these activities and materials were audited by the agency. Please study all the agency's reports to the Board of Governors between 2003 and 2004
Question 3: Was Iran ethically obliged to declare Natanz enrichment facility before 2003?
Response: No. Given that nuclear material had not been introduced into the facility until 2003, Iran was under no obligations to declare it. Particularly since Iran had not signed the Revised Code 3.1 of the Subsidiary Arrangements, as well as the additional Comprehensive Safeguards (CSA) and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) agreements.
No smoking gun: IAEA Iranian nuclear report falls flat on its face
Patrick Henningsen
November 7, 2011

The US-British-Israeli axis looks to have sped up its plans for a pre-emptive attack against Iran, with its latest case for war pinned on the UN watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) quarterly report on Iran which was pre-leaked to the press this past weekend.

According Washington experts, the much hyped IAEA nuclear intelligence estimate promised to deliver the smoking gun that could somehow turn into a mushroom cloud, but in fact, the report contained nothing more than pedestrian observations baked in with existing speculative western pro-war innuendo on the development of Iranian nuclear weapons.

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