IAEA Report Confirms Iran’s Clean Slate

Latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s nuclear activities reaffirms Tehran’s commitment to the agency’s rules, Iranian envoy to the watchdog group says.

Commenting on the report released by IAEA’s Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog Ali Asghar Soltanieh said, “After seven years of constant inspections, the report once again confirms the non-diversion of Iran’s nuclear activities towards military and banned objectives.”

“Although the report has tarnished the Agency’s technical credibility by mentioning technical details and quoting some parts of UN Security Council’s resolution, it clearly shows that all of Iran’s nuclear activities, especially the enrichment efforts, have been conducted under the supervision of the agency,” Soltanieh told Mehr News Agency after Amano’s report was published Monday night.

“The report reflects achievements made by the Islamic Republic and its mastery of nuclear technology, especially in the field of enrichment, and clearly indicates Iran’s commitment to IAEA’s Statute and Safeguards Agreement, confirming that all of Iran’s nuclear activities are conducted under the Agency’s supervision,” he added.

Commenting on appeals proclaimed in Amano’s report, Soltanieh reiterated that the UN Security Council (UNSC) demands are not applicable since they have no legal basis and exceed the provisions of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

On May 17, Iran, Turkey and Brazil issued a declaration based on which Tehran agreed to exchange the bulk of its low-enriched uranium on Turkish soil with fuel for the Tehran research reactor.

The US and its European allies snubbed the declaration and used their influence on the UNSC to press for fresh sanctions against Iran.

Both Ankara and Brasilia condemned the new sanctions, saying it was a major setback in resolving the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.

Following the UNSC resolution, the US and EU also imposed additional unilateral sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, targeting the country’s energy and financial sectors.

Iran has criticized the UNSC sanctions arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and an IAEA member it has every right to pursue and benefit from nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

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  1. Cameron said on September 8th, 2010 at 8:44am #

    Press TV is owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. It’s a state owned propaganda apparatus. Does it ever show what’s going on in torture chambers (Evin, Kahrizak, Karoon to name a few) where thousands of labor and social justice activists, students, etc. are being raped (no gender discrimination there), tortured, beaten, and murdered?
    The Islamic Republic is using DV as its propaganda station. Not only are there articles that come directly from the regime’s ministries it also has its bought and paid for dogs disguised as commenter that come barking anytime anyone is critical of the regime labeling those posters as Nazi or agents of Israel, US and others. This is an old tactic used by the regime in Iran to arrest and torture in order to continue the oppressive clerical dictatorship in Iran. No doubt in my mind that those dogs would love to have physical access to me. I know exactly what they would do.
    No country should have nuclear arms. But it is boundless hypocrisy for the US, the only country that has ever used nuclear bombs against an enemy, to present itself as the world’s guardian against them.But make no mistake, the source of friction between the regime in Iran and imperialist and Zionist powers that are just as criminal is not the nuclear program. It’s the fact that the regime in Iran wants to export its brand of Islam and expand its influence by supporting reactionary Islamic groups. It’s not an obedient regime. Zionists and imperialists don’t like that. While the two sides have their differences they’ve also been cooperating and collaborating in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iran-Contra deal is not forgotten.

  2. mary said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:05am #

    My word, you have been a dutiful pupil at the Hasbara classes.

  3. bozh said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:43am #

    Seems to me that russia wld not be happy with a nuclearly-armed theocracy. However, it also knows what the greatest criminal minds, the world plutos, abetted by variety of cults are capable of.

    In the last few millenia, they have commited zillions of crimes against slaves, later and now serfs, and in modern times [last few centuries] against al kinds of darkies.

    This does not stop many contributors from noting socialist-commuinist real or imagined crimes even tho they have been at it for just decades and having committed a ?trn crimes.
    Some, of ourse, without any evidence for them.
    Even hitler would be in a rage talking about ‘evil’ bolsheviks who commited fewer crimes than the nazis!
    And ‘evil’ bolsheviks had not incinerated people with two a-bombs but benevolent asocialists did.
    Nor have bolsheviks or even tsars exterminated their indigenes, but ‘benevolent’ fascists did in palestina, US, australia. tnx

  4. 3bancan said on September 8th, 2010 at 10:30am #

    Cameron said on September 8th, 2010 at 8:44am #

    What a perfect zionazi speak! It’s really worth its shekels…

  5. teafoe2 said on September 8th, 2010 at 10:38am #

    Dear Camera-one, arf arf:)

    you’re right, if i could get physical access to you I’d bite you right on your jive ass, with my big ol’ K-9 teeth. arf arf, hasbrat:)

  6. Maien said on September 8th, 2010 at 1:51pm #

    Come on, Cameron, put your pants back on : ). We do not need to see you exposed … that much! Your hysteria and muddied assumptions (where are the facts, links??) speak volumes about your fear based position.

  7. Don Hawkins said on September 8th, 2010 at 2:08pm #

    Well heck I wonder what it would be like if say I had over the leaders in Iran and Israel the U.S. for dinner. The wife could make something nice maybe tacos and the only thing to fear is fear itself.

  8. Don Hawkins said on September 8th, 2010 at 2:35pm #

    When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

    Maybe rice and beans curry anyone that shouldn’t offend anybody.

    This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
    Neil Gaiman

    Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
    Scott Adams

    It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.

  9. Nancy Reilly said on September 8th, 2010 at 2:40pm #

    Everything CAmeron has said is verifiable fact. I fail to see where thretening him with violence is going to change that.

    Nor will name calling, Maien.

  10. teafoe2 said on September 8th, 2010 at 3:41pm #

    okay nancy r, go ahead and verify. we’re waiting…

    btw, I’m not really a dog, don’t really have big canine teeth, so even if I had his pants down & his booty over a barrel , biting him is the last thing I’d consider doing:)

    However if I was a US Army grunt, or a kid who just made an appointment with a recruiting sergeant to get talked into signing up, I’d be glad to read CAMERAone’s post and yours because they’d reinforce what Sarge told me: “You’re doing the right thing, son”.

  11. shabnam said on September 8th, 2010 at 4:55pm #

    I recommend watching the following interview made with Ahmadinejad.
    He openly talks about nuclear hypocrisy, war mongers, and Zionism.