Nuclear watchdog agency says Iran not cooperating
DigitalGlobe satellite images from September 19, 2012 (L) and November 7, 2012 (R) of Parchin Military Complex in Iran
March 4th, 2013
06:23 AM ET

Nuclear watchdog agency says Iran not cooperating

By Mark Morgenstein

Iran is not cooperating, making it difficult for the UN's nuclear watchdog agency to provide "credible assurance" that the country doesn't possess undeclared nuclear material, the International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said Monday.

Speaking to the IAEA's board of governors, Amano said Iran should grant access "without further delay" to the Parchin military complex, where the Islamic Republic is believed to have tested rockets.

Since Iran has not provided such access to date, "The Agency therefore cannot conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities," Amano said.

Amano noted that Iran has recently begun installing IR-2m centrifuges at its fuel enrichment plant at Natanz, and that those high-speed devices that rotate to enrich uranium are more advanced than the previously-installed centrifuges.

The IAEA board has been trying to negotiate cooperation from Iran for years.


Filed under: IAEA • Iran
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  1. Andrea Asper

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    March 6, 2021 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  2. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  3. kevobx

    Read the Bible, God is he. Satan is called him even. The white man is thou, (Esau) the Gentiles. The black man is called thee, (Judah) the house of Israel. God is righteous. Satan is holy. God is rest. Satan is peace. God is the I, my, we. Satan is the eye for an eye. *1st Corinthians 8:6-7 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: *Habakkuk 2:2-3 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: *Exodus 32:15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: *Exodus 32:16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. *Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (The Most High came for the lost sheep, the children of Israel his twelve tribes. And only a remnant is saved from the world. Repentance, means acknowledging the truth, this is why more grace is needed to overcome him. *2nd Timothy 2:25-26*)

    March 5, 2013 at 1:47 am | Reply
  4. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    March 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  5. Pete

    It you want to laugh send Iran some recon photos from our satellites..Maybe they'll be a little more secretive in like they really don't care what other countries see them doing ,right!!Or you could send them some instructions from republicans from here and see if they'll screw it up like these so called conservatives do here all the time,this sequester being one!!

    March 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  6. kevobx

    The good Samaritian law is for the devil himself? When you save your life, you will lose your life. *John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? *Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: *Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save which was lost. *Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. *Psalm 77:15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. *Luke 15:32 and again was lost and is found.

    March 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  7. kevobx

    Let God be the I, my and we and he will open up one's eyes to truth, and their ears to grace. God resists those who say they are proud. *Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. *Isaiah 46:4 And even to your old age I am he;

    March 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  8. kevobx

    Fourscore and seven years ago? *Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. *Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? *Luke 16:7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. *Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. *Isaiah 46:4 And even to your old age I am he;

    March 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  9. Kat

    Totally agree with the comment: "UN Nuclear Chief has no credibility.."

    March 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  10. kevobx

    Red vs the blue? The dragon is red, and the house of Esau is red. Colored people were called red also, and the world itself is so angred over losing their things *1st Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (Why is the world so blue? *Exodus 28:15 and thou shall make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shall make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. (Thou is white man. And thee is the black man) Who did the Lord God call cunning? *Romans 9:14-15 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. *Exodos 6:8-9 and I will give it to you for an heritage: I am the Lord. And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearken not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  11. Hahahahahahhaah

    Of couse they're not cooperating!!!! They have NEVER cooperate! Duh! But they sure want to "Talk", "Talk", "Talk". Hear that Israel???? Hahahahahhahaha

    March 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  12. kevobx

    Why is it that, illegal immigrants are not called terrorists? Why are men with beards, told to cut theirs when Abe Lincoln governed with a long beard, did America call him muslim. (*Isaiah Jeremiah 41:5*) How can America be spending too much, does America print money in the United States?

    March 4, 2013 at 11:46 am | Reply
  13. Jason

    Whatever Iran may or may not be doing, the UN Nuclear chief has no credibility. He published a cartoon figure in his official report as evidence of nuclear weapons work that was later (scientifically) shown to be nonsense. He has been saying things that are not appropriate for an IAEA chief to say. His agency is a sieve leaking confidential information that leads to the deaths of scientists. Why should we believe anything he, or you, or the likes of self-proclaimed experts like David Albright say after we find out that you are making it up over and over again?!

    March 4, 2013 at 9:56 am | Reply
  14. Joseph McCarthy

    All this right-wing warmongering is starting to get old! I wonder just how much the IAEA was paid by the neocons in Washington to make that assessment. It's disgusting the way they never cease to cry "wolf"!

    March 4, 2013 at 8:48 am | Reply
    • Murf

      Considering the IAEA opposed Bush on Iraq WMD I tend to believe them. I don't suppose it ever occurred to you that since Europe the IAEA and all of the gulf states support the US position maybe it's not just a red VS blue issue.
      Na, that's just plain crazy talk, EVERYTHING entire universe is a red vs blue issue.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • RMRondo

      Its not warmongering when the nation in question has made multiple threats to destroy the United States. Its called standing up for yourself and not allowing some dictator in a third world hell hole to rule the whole damm planet threw fear and indimidation.

      March 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      my Ponnie boy, violent countries, like Pakistan, and poor countries like NK, have no need for the Nukes, by stopping them, we are doing a huge favor to their people, of course, it cost us, but we need to support oppressed people from these underdeveloped countries..

      March 5, 2013 at 8:48 am | Reply
  15. michaelfury

    Where this money went, let the bunker-busters follow:

    March 4, 2013 at 7:27 am | Reply

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