"Nuclear Dossier" Far from Closed
(RIA Novosti) — The United States expects IAEA’s leadership to
get a "more detailed" information on Iran’s nuclear
program in the coming days, US State Department deputy spokesman
Adam Ereli told the media in Washington.
said that IAEA chief Mohamed el-Baradei in his Monday address
to IAEA’s public session said the organization was probing into
some aspects of the Iranian nuclear program.
said Iran had not provided some information and had not been cooperating
with IAEA in several cases," Mr. Ereli said.
Mr. el-Baradei’s, who spoke to the media in Vienna on Tuesday,
stated as follows: "IAEA is working on the problems related
to Iranian nuclear programs. I cannot name any timeframe for the
dossier to be closed."
get clear, unambiguous answers to all of our questions as to Iranian
nuclear programs; we should work on two tracks – building the
atmosphere of trust and assuring ourselves that all of the Iranian
nuclear programs are under our control," the IAEA chief said.
two aspects of our work in Iran take time because we analyze Tehran’s
nuclear efforts over the past 20 years. I would like to be done
with these issues as soon as possible and, for this reason, I
keep on calling Iran to cooperate with IAEA in a more proactive
manner to help us to close its nuclear dossier," Mr. el-Baradei
An IAEA director
general is to be appointed during the meeting of the Board of
Governors slated for June.
of Governors Chairwoman Ingrid Hall plans to speak during another
meeting of the Board of "the state of affairs concerning
the appointment of a new IAEA director general because the term
of office of Mr. el-Baradei of Egypt expires on November 30 2005".
lawyer has been the head of IAEA since 1997, having succeeded
known Swedish diplomat Hans Blix. Mr. el-Baradei has decided to
run for the third term in office.
He is the
only official candidate.
States are against appointing Mr. el-Baradei director general.
Related to the Iranian Nuclear Crisis:
IAEA Found No Suspicious Hardware in Iran
** Conflict Around
Tunnel Construction in Iran to Be Settled Within IAEA
Found No Suspicious Hardware in Iran
(RIA Novosti, by Borislav Pechnikov) — Inspection of Iranian
nuclear installations produced no suspicious hardware.
January 2005, IAEA inspectors visited five Iranian nuclear installations
of their choosing, finding no suspicious equipment" suitable
for military application, IAEA Deputy Director General Pierre
Goldschmidt told the closed session of the agency’s Council of
Governors, with his statement published by IAEA’s secretariat.
to IAEA, inspections of Iranian nuclear installations should be
viewed as "a trust-building measure on the part of Tehran."
does not have to agree to such inspections whatsoever, still IAEA
asked the Iranian leadership for permission to further monitor
its nuclear installations and programs," an IAEA source told
RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
stressed that IAEA Director General Mohamed el-Baradei "have
underlined that there have been no proof yet that Tehran violates
the tenets of the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
Around Tunnel Construction in
Iran to Be Settled Within IAEA
(RIA Novosti) — Moscow hopes that differences on a tunnel construction
in Iran will be eliminated within the International Atomic Energy
Agency, says the commentary of the Press and Information Board
of the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the tunnel-driving statement
of the United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
recalls that, in his speech at the March session of the IAEA Board
of Governors, Deputy Director General Pierre Goldschmidt said
that operations in driving an underground tunnel, of which Iran
had not timely informed the IAEA, were discovered on December
15, 2004, during checks at the Isfahan uranium-conversion plant.
State Secretary Condoleezza Rice invited the IAEA to check the
suspicious activities of Iran.
Iranian side says that the tunnel information was contained in
the updated documentation, submitted to the IAEA on December 13,
2004, on the Isfahan uranium-conversion plant and that tunnel
driving has nothing to do with the process of conversion and is
targeted exclusively at the safe keeping of nuclear materials",
the communique reads.