U.N. nuclear watchdog chief calls on Iran to cooperate
The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief on Monday said his agency was learing a report by a dissident Iranian organization that it had evidence of a new secret underground atomic facility in Iran. The group last week said the information came from a network of sources inside Iran affiliated with the exiled opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI).
Iran has dismissed the claim.
"We are aware of this information through media reports and we are now assessing this information, but at this stage we do not have anything more to share with you," Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was quoted as saying by Reuters.
In addition, he voiced regret about Tehran's repeated rejection of agency inspectors and urged the Islamic Republic to reconsider its decision. ''I learned with regret about Iran's decision to object to the designation of two inspectors who recently conducted inspections in Iran,'' stressed Amano.