ElBaradei demands ''full cooperation'' from Iran
The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency urged Tehran Monday to have "full cooperation" with his agency's probe of suspicious nuclear activities.
Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke outside a meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation board of governors, which will review Iran's record of working with the agency.
According to The AP, an Iran resolution will likely be presented during the meeting, which started Monday. The participants will discuss an agency report on Iran's cooperation.
The two major IAEA concerns regarding Iran are contradictory, missing or withheld information on the scope of Iran's enrichment program and the source of enriched uranium found inside the country.
"These are two issues where we need accelerated and proactive cooperation on the part of Iran," ElBaradei told reporters. "The way they have been engaging us on these issues has been less than satisfactory."
The agency report, written by ElBaradei, says Iran inquired about purchasing thousands of magnets for centrifuges on the black market - casting doubt on Iranian assertions that its centrifuge program was purely experimental and not geared toward full uranium enrichment. (Albawaba.com)
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