IAEA head hopes Tehran not to resume production of centrifuges
Tehran should back away from its decision to resume , assembly and testing of centrifuges to help erase the "confidence deficit" it created by hiding nuclear activities, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Saturday.
"I hope it is temporary," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei told reporters during a flight to Moscow for a four-day official visit. "I hope Iran will go back to the full suspension they have committed themselves to."
According to Reuters, a letter from Iran to the IAEA, informed the agency that Tehran would resume centrifuge activities on Tuesday, June 29.
ElBaradei declared Iran had pledged to continue to allow IAEA inspectors access to nuclear installations for short-notice, intrusive inspections under the IAEA's so-called Additional Protocol, which Tehran signed during 2003 but has yet to ratify.
Asked when the IAEA would be inspecting a site in Tehran called, where all the buildings have been razed and the topsoil removed, ElBaradei replied: "Soon." (albawaba.com)
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