Iran and the IAEA agreed in February to a new start to the probe after a decade of deadlock, marked by Tehran’s insistence that the allegations were based on falsified intelligence from the United States and arch-foe Israel.
Since then, the U.N. agency has sought information on alleged experiments with detonators that can be used to set off nuclear explosions; separate work on high-explosive charges used in nuclear blasts, and alleged studies on calculating nuclear explosive yields.
The confidential IAEA report, issued Friday, made clear that there has been little progress. According to the report, Iran has implemented only one of the five practical measures it agreed with the Agency in May 2014 in the third step of the Framework for Cooperation by the agreed deadline of August 25, 2014.
According to the report, Tehran implemented two of the five measures after the deadline; and has begun discussions with the Agency on the other two practical measures.
The report is provided to the IAEA Board of Governors and UN Security Council member states. Iran News Update obtained a copy of the report.
The report comes two days after diplomats told The Associated Press that the probe was stalled.
The IAEA report clearly defies the public statement and announcement by Hassan Rouhani, that Iran is open to work with the United Nations atomic agency to clear ambiguities related to its nuclear program. The Iranian regime President made the commitment during the visit of IAEA’s Director General Yukiya Amano from Tehran on August 17.