Monday, March 05, 2012

5-Mar-12: Quote of the Day - On nuclear weapons development "Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation" says UN agency

Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency director-general, addressing its board of governors in Vienna today [from the IAEA website]
  • "The Agency continues to have serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme.
  • "Iran did not grant access to the Parchin site during [January and February] visits, as requested by the Agency. 
  • "Since my last report...[Iran's] tripling of monthly production of 20% enriched UF6 in Iran as four cascades started operation at Fordow for the first time
  • "Fifteen additional cascades at Natanz; the start of production at Esfahan of fuel plates and a fuel assembly for use in the Tehran Research Reactor; and the start of fabrication of fuel pellets and rods for use in the Iran Nuclear Research Reactor, the IR-40.
  • "[The IAEA] is unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.
How worried should we be getting at this point?

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