Skip to comments.Iran Charges IAEA 'Spying' for West
Posted on 06/06/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Iran accused the United Nations nuclear watchdog of spying and vowed never to suspend uranium enrichment on Monday, Bloomberg reported.
The move cast doubt on whether a deal between Tehran and the P5+1 allowing wider atomic inspections is possible.
Tehran's IAEA envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh in Vienna said Iran will resist to the end and will not permit our national security to be jeopardized by International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors working for Western intelligence agencies.
Soltanieh added, Iran will never suspend its enrichment activities."
His comments came as the agencys 35-member board of governors concluded its quarterly review of the countrys nuclear work today.
IAEA officials meet their Iranian counterparts on June 8 in an attempt to broker an agreement for wider access to sites alleged to conceal atomic-weapons work.
The push for wider access in accordance with Tehran's obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came after an IAEA report earlier this year charging Iran has engaged in nuclear research of a military nature.
The agency, which is supposed to be an international technical organization, is somehow playing the role of an intelligence agency, Soltanieh said.
This negotiation is happening because Iran wants it to happen, nuclear analyst Mark Hibbs told Bloomberg on Wednesday. Theres nothing that obligates the IAEA to negotiate over a work plan. That implies the burden is on Iran.
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Deny, obfuscate, make counter accusations.
Sounds like they’ve covered them all.
Now bomb them. BOMB THEM! NOW~!
Tehran's IAEA envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh: "Iran will never suspend its enrichment activities."