IAEA: No Big Change in Iran Nuclear Work under Rouhani


yukia-amano-iaeaThe head of the UN nuclear agency says that he saw “no radical change” in Iran’s nuclear program in the past three months, roughly since President Hassan Rouhani replaced his combative predecessor. “I can say that enrichment activities are ongoing…no radical change is reported to me,” said Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna. Asked whether Iran was continuing the higher-grade enrichment work, Amano said: “That’s right.”

The IAEA still wants access to the Parchin military base southeast of Tehran, where it believes nuclear-related explosives tests may have taken place a decade ago, as part of future steps under Monday’s agreement to allow access to two other nuclear-related facilities.

“We would like to visit Parchin as soon as possible,” Amano said.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. A U.S. offer to lift sanctions before securing anything in return is dangerous and irresponsible, as it merely encourages hardliners in Iran to stay the course. They will correctly calculate that each week and month that passes with no agreement puts Iran closer to having systems and materials in place that would prove difficult and dangerous, if not impossible, to dismantle or destroy.