Iran not co-operating, says UN nuclear inspector

Iran not co-operating, says UN nuclear inspector

The chief UN nuclear inspector warned today he could not confirm that all of Iran’s nuclear activities are peaceful because Tehran is not fully co-operating with his inspectors.

Yukiya Amano also criticised Iran for barring some of those inspectors and for stonewalling his agency’s attempt to probe allegations that Tehran is interested in developing atomic arms.

He was speaking in Vienna at the start of a 35-nation board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Iran insists that its nuclear activities are meant only to generate energy but is under UN sanctions for refusing to stop uranium enrichment, which can be used both to make fuel and fissile nuclear warhead material.

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