07 September 2010
Iran is steadily stockpiling enriched uranium, even in the face of toughened international sanctions, according to a report by inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (IAEA). The report raises new concerns about the ability to monitor parts of Tehran’s nuclear program that could be used to make a bomb. Citing a broad pattern of obstruction, the IAEA said that it could not confirm quantities of certain nuclear materials, has a growing list of unanswered questions about enrichment sites.
Overall, the UN agency "remains concerned about the possible existence in Iran of past or undisclosed nuclear related activities involving military organizations.” The report states that for the past two years the Iranian regime refused to answer questions about possible undisclosed nuclear activities, including those related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile. The IAEA also said Iran had failed to comply with longstanding requests from its inspectors and that Tehran's "repeated" objections to personnel appointments were disrupting its work.
Iran's nuclear chief said Tehran had the right to bar the inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program. In June, the regime barred two experienced UN nuclear inspectors from entering the country because of what the regime said were their "false and wrong statements." The IAEA has rejected the criticism.
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