IAEA Expressed ‘Concern’ About Iran

Still Offers No Public Evidence of Allegations

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today announced “increasing concern” about the possibilty that Iran might attempt to make a nuclear weapon, claiming that they had a narrative that was “broadly consistent and credible.”

At the same time, none of the putative evidence behind that narrative was made public, so once again the report amounts to an admission that Iran continues to cooperate topped with a number of US-pleasing “concerns” that are totally undefended.

Iran, for its part, dismissed the allegations in the report but said they were pleased that the IAEA had admitted to the increased Iranian cooperation in recent months. Western officials downplayed the cooperation, insisting openness about their civilian nuclear program is irrelevant.

The bottom line is, the IAEA continues to confirm the non-diversion of civilian nuclear material to any military purpose, and while Iran has moved to make their civilian infrastructure harder to bomb they continue to give the IAEA the access they require to make this confirmation.

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