Iran still not providing necessary cooperation to IAEA : AmanoListen /
Intensive efforts to resolve all of the outstanding issues related to Iran's nuclear programme are continuing, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency-IAEA.
However, Director-General Yukiya Amano told the Agency's Board of Directors meeting in Vienna that no concrete results have been achieved and he's unable to report any progress on clarifying the issues relating to possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme. He says the IAEA continues to seek agreement with Iran on the structured approach to resolve the outstanding issues.
" …the Agency has information indicating that Iran constructed a large explosives containment vessel at the Parchin site in which to conduct hydrodynamic experiments. Despite repeated requests, Iran has still not granted the Agency access to the Parchin site.”
Satellite imagery shows that extensive activities, including the removal and replacement of considerable quantities of earth, have taken place at this location. I am concerned that these activities will have seriously undermined the Agency's ability to undertake effective verification."
Mr. Amano reiterated his request that Iran, without further delay, provide access to that location and substantive answers to the Agency's detailed questions regarding the Parchin site and the foreign expert.
The next meeting between Iran and the Agency will take place in Tehran on 13 December.
Donn Bobb, United Nations