New sanctions against
Iran will cause international nuclear inspectors to get more difficult job for a short term, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano was quoted as saying by DPA news agency March 30.
Members of the
UN Security Council currently discuss further sanctions to persuade Iran to suspend its nuclear activities and cooperate more effectively with IAEA inspectors.
"As Iran often says, they do not want to act under pressure," said General Director Amano in his first interview with the international agency after introduction to that post in 2009.
A pressure led Iran to resist sanctions and resolutions of the Security Council and IAEA in the past. This means that, at times, Iran has reacted with limitation to the so-called safety inspection of IAEA and did not inform the organization about the new facilities.
But Amano would not like to predict the long-term effects of new punitive measures.
"Presently, part of a comprehensive safeguard agreement was not implemented," Amano told for Tehran's mandatory inspection deal with the IAEA.
A Japanese diplomat said that in recent weeks there has been no progress in the declension of Iran to clarify possible activities associated with the development of nuclear weapon.
Reacting to a new treaty on disarmament of
SOA between the United States and Russia, Amano said his agency can take on a new role in this area: "We can play a role in monitoring nuclear disarmament."
Although it is still not clear the IAEA would carry out such work according which international treaty. Amano mentioned the treaty on the production of fissile materials, which has not been discussed yet and will oblige countries to stop production of material for atomic weapons.