UN atomic watchdog criticizes Iran
Iran is not cooperating with an investigation into its nuclear works by vetoing the nomination of certain United Nations inspectors, the UN atomic watchdog said Monday. The International Atomic Energy Agency added that a number of its seals had been broken on equipment at Iran's main uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.
In a new report, awhich was cited by AFP, the IAEA complained that the "repeated objection by Iran to the designation of inspectors with experience in Iran's nuclear fuel cycle and facilities hampers the inspection process."
Under its safeguards agreement with the agency, Tehran is legally allowed to reject the IAEA's list of designated inspectors. However, by actually doing so, it "detracts from the agency's capability to implement effective and efficient safeguards in Iran," the report said.