The UN nuclear chief again urged Iran to open up its military base to inspections, while acknowledging that there may not be any evidence there of suspected weapons development.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its chief, Yukiya Amano, continue to push Iran to allow inspections at the military site at Parchin, following accusations that Iran was trying to clean up evidence of weaponization of its nuclear program.
“We are concerned that our capacity to verify would have been severely undermined,” Amano said, claiming Iran’s cleanup has eliminated the evidence of weapons work, which – from afar and with sketchy intelligence – the IAEA has very little evidence of to begin with.
“We cannot say for sure that we would be able find something,” Amano said.
With regard to Parchin, international observers should not be surprised that Iran hasn’t followed every demand and dictate of the inspectors and the Western-led negotiators.
The so-called diplomacy with Iran has been “predicated on intimidation, illegal threats of military action, unilateral ‘crippling’ sanctions, sabotage, and extrajudicial killings of Iran’s brightest minds,” writes Reza Nasri at PBS Frontline’s Tehran Bureau. These postures have spoiled the chance to resolve this issue promptly and respectfully.
After the failed talks in 2009 and 2010, wherein Obama ended up rejecting the very deal he demanded the Iranians accept, as Harvard professor Stephen Walt has written, the Iranian leadership “has good grounds for viewing Obama as inherently untrustworthy.” Former CIA analyst Paul Pillar has concurred, arguing that Iran has “ample reason” to believe, “ultimately the main Western interest is in regime change.”
6 thoughts on “UN Nuclear Chief: Alleged Iranian Weapons Testing Site May Not Contain Any Evidence”
I'm also very concerned that Amano has had ample time to clean up evidence of all those bodies in his basement,…
It's funny they actually had to twist Iraq's arm to harass Iran's planes, and afak they still can't get them to play along with the insinuation game… what'd they do to Amano? Buy him an ice cream cone? How much you wanna bet 'court historians' will be lionizing this guy?
Perhaps Saddam moved his weapons of mass destruction to Iran? Those Muslims are tricky you know. It might be like a game of "hide the hanky".
But what is that I hear? It's hoofbeats! The White Horse of the U.S. is coming to save the day, to accord justice and fair play to all, just like they did in Iraq and are trying to do in Afghanistan.
What would the world do without the U.S.?
A lot better!
Mr.Amano, how can you prove a negative? But there is no media to question your blatant hypocrisy and stupidity because they created this mess by order of their Zionist masters.
It is a shame to have this stooge as head of IAEA, I guess character integrity, truthfulness and courage are traits of the past. Just look at most politicians today.
There is a country in the ME with nukes that is a threat to peace in the region and the rest of the world. It's name does start with 'I'. It ain't that difficult, Mr clever clogs diplomat.
It's striking that the one telling the truth here is the Iranian that says The so-called diplomacy with Iran has been “predicated on intimidation, illegal threats of military action, unilateral ‘crippling’ sanctions, sabotage, and extrajudicial killings of Iran’s brightest minds,”
Plus, what's the meaning of "extrajudicial killings" here? Does that imply that those murdered were somehow deserving of judicial killings? They were fully innocent. Those were plain simple murders.
We demand that Iran provide us access so that we may better target our bombing runs.
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