U.S. spy agencies forging documents against Iran’s nuclear program
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 12
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says U.S. spy agencies have been forging documents against Iran's nuclear program.
He called allegations about possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran's nuclear program as baseless, saying that the Islamic Republic does not recognize the issue as true, Iran's IRNA news agency reported June 12.
Najafi reiterated Tehran's stance that some of the IAEA's documents supporting concerns about PMD are intelligence fabrications. He also repeated that there will be little progress in the IAEA's inquiry into Iran's nuclear past unless the agency stops using these documents.
He denied the allegations about the existence of a nuclear site in Iran's western region, Marivan, saying that the allegations were based on wrong and fabricated information.
"To prove this, Iran would be ready to give the UN agency managed access to the western region. But, the agency did not answer us. This issue shows that the agency has been provided with false information."
On June 8, Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said United Nations inspectors must be permitted access to suspect Iranian sites, including possible military ones, for "years and years" to restore confidence in the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
Amano said it would take years for the UN's atomic agency to come to a final broader conclusion that Iran's nuclear program is fully peaceful.
In response, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said: "The issue of possible military dimensions is not a legal issue. It is a political issue. In general, Iran's peaceful nuclear activities have been politicized."
Iran and the powers - the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany -- reached a framework deal on April 2 in Switzerland and are seeking to strike a broader settlement by June 30 under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
Edited by CN