In a statement released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), another round of talks has been scheduled with Iran over the “possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program.” The IAEA team of experts will return to Iran for the talks on February 21 for two days.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Wednesday that it plans to send another inspection team to Iran “in the very near future,” and indicated that progress has been made on obtaining greater transparency from Iran on its nuclear program.
Herman Nackaerts, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told reporters upon landing in Vienna that his inspection team “had three days of intensive discussions about all our priorities, and we are committed to resolve all the outstanding issues. And the Iranians said the are committed, too . . . But, of course, there’s still a lot of work to be done, so we have planned another trip in the very near future.”
When asked if he was satisfied with the three-day trip, Nackaerts said “yeah, we had a good trip,” but he refrained from providing specifics.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has offered to extend the three-day visit of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear experts, which was scheduled to end on January 31.
Iran sees their visit as an opportunity to dispel a recent IAEA report, which stated that Iran’s nuclear program very likely has a military dimension.
An International Atomic Energy Agency team of nuclear inspectors arrived in Iran on Sunday to investigate allegations of a nuclear weapons program.
The three-day visit could have a potentially significant influence on the West’s strategy for thwarting the weapons dimension of Iran’s nuclear program.
The team is expected to visit the underground enrichment site near the city of Qom, in which Iran recently said it had begun uranium enrichment work.
Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency chief, said that Iran has failed to adequately refute accusations of a military dimension in its nuclear program, and insisted that it was his duty to warn the world of the threat Iran poses.
In an interview with Financial Times Deutschland, Amano said: “What we know suggests the development of nuclear weapons . . . We want to check over everything that could have a military dimension.”
Olli Heinonen, former IAEA deputy director general and head of UN nuclear inspections, wrote an article in ‘Foreign Policy’ magazine in which he estimated that transferal of production of higher-grade enriched uranium to a new underground site in Fordow will permit Iran to achieve nuclear capability in a year.
The source said Israel’s government is worried IAEA’s public report will ease international pressure against Iran and make isolating Tehran more difficult.
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Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily.com. He appears throughout the week on leading U.S. radio programs and is the author of the book “The Late Great State of Israel.” Follow Klein on Twitter under the name “AaronKleinWND.”