March 4th, 2013
05:10 AM ET

IAEA: Iran not cooperating

Iran is not cooperating, making it difficult for the UN's nuclear watchdog agency to provide "credible assurance" that the country doesn't possess undeclared nuclear material, the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said Monday.

Amano said Iran should grant access "without further delay" to the Parchin military complex, where it is believed to have tested rockets.

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  1. tvnyc

    Ummm I knew that.

    March 4, 2013 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    In all reality WHY would they cooperate? They have Israel (with the help of the US) ready to declare war at any moment so why give them their 1st target? That would be kinda dumb on their part doncha think?

    March 4, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    Based on what article of existing IAEA protocal Mr. Amano is asking access to a military site? Iran is not a signatory to the advanced protocol which allows access to any site in return for more advance technological support from IAEA, same as Israel is not signatory to nothing. So Mr. Amano is mis-informing when he says Iran is NOT cooperating. Iran is cooperating within the existing framework.

    News like this is scary because its reminicent of 2001-2003 Iraq situatoin in which they said there is nothing and Bush/Cheney kept saying otherwise. We know who was right after spending $1 trillion.

    At the time that DOD is looking for excuse to keep its budget, it makes you wonder whether they got fed up with Congress and starded lobbying a softer target, like IAEA.

    March 4, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Recently as in the past Israel had scoffed at the idea of inspection of its own nuclear program (arsenal) by IAEA.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Israel has always and again recently scoffed at the idea and refused opening its own nuclear program for inspection by IAEA.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Iran is a signatory to NPT.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Whereas Israel,India and Pakistan are not. Their bombs are 'safe' with them.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |