Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 19
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's resident representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Reza Najafi says that two practical measures within the framework for Iran-IAEA cooperation were not completed due to invalidity of the agency's information.
"In last several months, based on Framework for Cooperation, the Islamic Republic has voluntarily implemented 18 practical measures, two of which have not completed yet due to their complexity, invalidity of Agency's information or better to say invalidity of information given to the Agency and lack of substantiated evidences at the disposal of the agency," Najafi said while addressing for IAEA's board of governors on Sept. 18, Iran's Mehr news agency reported.
Iran did not address two key issues by late August as agreed with the IAEA: alleged experiments on exploding bridge wires (EBWs) that could be used for an atomic device and studies related to calculating nuclear explosive yields.
While commenting about concerns over Iran's EBWs issue Najafi argued that "Iran by providing the necessary information and substantiated documents to the agency proved that EBWs have been developed for the civilian applications in oil and gas industry."
In a November 2011 report, the agency said based on the "credible" information, Tehran might carry out nuclear weapon research program under cover of its civilian nuclear plan.
IAEA identified 12 areas of outstanding issues related to the alleged nuclear bomb research, while Iran has repeatedly said the information was forged and provided by western spy agencies, dismissing the allegation.
Iran requested the agency to disclose the source of the information, but IAEA refused to do so.
Under the landmark deal agreed between Iran and IAEA last November, Tehran would cooperate with the agency to resolve all the past and present issues of Iranian atomic plan including the PMD(possible military dimensions).
Iran and IAEA agreed to implement five practical measures including the cooperation of resolving two points of Iran's nuclear program related to the alleged nuclear weapon plan, so called possible military dimensions (PMD) to Iran's nuclear plan by deadline Aug. 25 in order to provide greater transparency of Tehran's nuclear program.
However, IAEA said Iran missed the deadline in implementing three measures and two measures related to PMD issues have yet to be implemented so far.