Israel Accuses IAEA of Withholding Iran Info

After the release of a recent IAEA report, Israel accuses the International Atomic Energy Agency of withholding information on Iran’s nuclear program.

In a Sunday statement, Israel’s foreign ministry said the latest report on Iran’s nuclear work "does not reflect all the information known to the IAEA." 

The statement claimed that the IAEA was holding back information regarding what it called "Iran’s efforts to continue to pursue its military program" as well as "its lack of cooperation with the IAEA."

It further called upon the international community to ‘take substantive and prompt steps’ to put an end to Iran’s nuclear program.

In his latest report on Iran released on Friday, the outgoing IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei confirmed that the country is expanding its cooperation with the agency.

The report also said that the agency has been able to continue "to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran" but warned that Tehran "has not suspended its enrichment-related activities" as required by the UN Security Council.

The US and Israel along with some other Western countries accuse Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), of pursuing a nuclear weapons program under the guise of uranium enrichment activities.

Tehran, which is under UNSC resolutions, defends its nuclear program as being totally peaceful and within the framework of the NPT.

(Press TV)

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