IAEA Faults Iran for Denying Access to Certain ‘Sites of Interest’

Iran has noted the questions over those sites were resolved long ago

The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is continuing to fault Iran, and centering on Iran refusing to allow them to visit a handful of “sites of interest.” The IAEA insists they have questions about the three sites.

Though the IAEA has been very non-specific about its questions, these sites were “uncovered” in Israeli-made allegations, and it is only because the US keeps harping on them to investigate what Israel says that it ever got to them asking for access.

The problems are multiple, as this is putative activity that happened in 2003 and 2004 at sites that aren’t even alleged to be active. Iran had given access to the sites before, the IAEA found nothing, but claimed to have more questions, which they eventually built up into wanting to go back to them.

But IAEA inspections have a nasty tendency to leak intelligence from Iran to the US, and since giving the IAEA access before didn’t work, giving them more access means there is no assurance Iran can resolve anything, if the IAEA is determined to keep digging.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.