News : Nuclear
- Published: Monday, 03 June 2013
Vienna (AFP) - The IAEA and Iran are “going around in circles” after 10 failed meetings on Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons research, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Monday.
“To be frank, for some time now we have been going around in circles,” Yukiya Amano told a closed-door quarterly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors.
“This is not the right way to address issues of such great importance to the international community, including Iran,” he said, according to the text of his speech in Vienna.
“We need to achieve concrete results without further delay to restore international confidence in the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities.”
In these 10 rounds, the latest on May 15, the IAEA has pressed Iran to grant access to documents, people and sites involved in Tehran’s alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons.