Iran: IAEA report sparks controversy

"Aijaz Ahmad: New IAEA report says Iran has not lied; US demands new sanctions, China says no

"Based in New Delhi, Aijaz Ahmad is The Real News Network Senior News Analyst and Senior Editorial Consultant and political commentator for the Indian newsmagazine, Frontline. He has taught Political Science and written widely on South Asia and the Middle East."

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Very interesting analysis of the report and of how those who want to attack Iran spin that report which seems to be perfectly clear - Iran has done nothing wrong and neither has it lied.

You can dowload the new IAEA report in PDF format from here:

The IAEA said Iraq didn't have WMDs too, and we all know how that turned out.

LobsterMobster wrote:

The IAEA said Iraq didn't have WMDs too, and we all know how that turned out.

According to the Freepers, the Iraqi nukes, centrifuges, decontamination equipment, factories, milling machines, mobile chemwar labs, and scientists went to Syria in a massive truck convoy. Though that has been thoroughly debunked, it doesn't stop folks in the loony Bush camp from flogging it.

It`s all a clever plan- US will hit Iran hard and Iranian nuclear tech will flow to Syria in massive truck convoy. Rinse, repeat till all Middle East nukes are concentrated within Syria`s border. Then Bush will just nuke Syria from orbit without even going in.

All puzzle pieces have fallen in the right places...

F. Summary
39. The Agency has been able to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran. Iran has provided the Agency with access to declared nuclear material, and has provided the required nuclear material accountancy reports in connection with declared nuclear material and activities. Iran concluded a Facility Attachment for FEP. However, it should be noted that, since early 2006, the Agency has not received the type of information that Iran had previously been providing, pursuant to the Additional Protocol and as a transparency measure. As a result, the Agency's knowledge about Iran's current nuclear programme is diminishing.

40. Contrary to the decisions of the Security Council, Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities, having continued the operation of PFEP and FEP. Iran has also continued the construction of the IR-40 and operation of the Heavy Water Production Plant.

41. There are two remaining major issues relevant to the scope and nature of Iran's nuclear programme: Iran's past and current centrifuge enrichment programme and the alleged studies. The Agency has been able to conclude that answers provided on the declared past P-1 and P-2 centrifuge programmes are consistent with its findings. The Agency will, however, continue to seek corroboration and is continuing to verify the completeness of Iran's declarations. The Agency intends in the next few weeks to focus on the contamination issue as well as the alleged studies and other activities that could have military applications.

42. Iran has provided sufficient access to individuals and has responded in a timely manner to questions and provided clarifications and amplifications on issues raised in the context of the work plan. However, its cooperation has been reactive rather than proactive. As previously stated, Iran's active cooperation and full transparency are indispensable for full and prompt implementation of the work plan.

I wanted to highlight a few things from the report summary. The finger pointing at Iran isn't totally baseless.

edit: Goofy cut and paste formatting.

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