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06-12-2005, 01:11 PM
Nuclear watchdog IAEA inspects Iran, finds no violations - Iranian source


TEHRAN, June 12 (RIA Novosti, Nikolai Terekhov) - An unannounced IAEA inspection of Iranian nuclear sites has failed to find any banned uranium-enrichment activities in the world's most inspected country, a source in the Iranian nuclear energy authority told RIA Novosti.

"The [International Atomic Energy] Agency inspected some nuclear sites, including the Isfagan Nuclear Center and the Uranium Enrichment Center in Natanza, finding no evidence of Iran's non-compliance with its commitments to suspend uranium enrichment and development of sensitive nuclear technology," said the source in Sazeman-e Energy Atomi (SEA, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran).

Since Iran is a party to an additional protocol to the Nonproliferation Treaty, the IAEA is entitled to inspect its nuclear sites without prior notice, which it has done over 1,000 times since Iran joined the protocol, making it world's most inspected country.

"We expect IAEA experts will confirm Iran's compliance at the forthcoming session of the Agency's Council of Governors scheduled to begin in Vienna on Monday," the source said.

Earlier this year, the European Troika (the U.K., France, and Germany) had talked Iran into suspending uranium enrichment. Late last month, Iran prolonged the self-imposed ban in return for EU promises to submit a new program next month, which they say would help resolve controversy around Iran's nuclear aspirations.

Although IAEA inspections have failed to find any evidence of a military drift in Iranian nuclear programs, the United States still insists that the country might be covertly developing nuclear weapons and claims Iran should be denied access to any nuclear technology.

06-12-2005, 05:35 PM
And eveyone knows that the US government was soooo right about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.