Parts of Amano’s Iran report false: Shamkhani

Shamkhani said that with the release of the Amano report there remains no legal or technical reason not to close the case of past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear activities.

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has said some parts of a recent report by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on Tehran’s nuclear program are “unacceptable and incorrect”.

“Although the report is incomplete, unacceptable and false in some parts, a number of its provisions verify the non-diversion of the Islamic Republic’s peaceful nuclear program,” Ali Shamkhani said in a Monday meeting with Lebanese Minister of Finance Ali Hasan Khalil.

He added the report also explicitly indicates the baselessness of the claims and charges leveled against Iran over the past 11 years by certain countries.

Shamkhani further emphasized that with the release of this report, there remains no legal or technical reason not to close the case of past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear activities.

The report on the so-called PMD (possible military dimensions) in Iran’s nuclear program, which was released by Amano on Wednesday, confirmed that the agency has no credible indications of suspicious work in Tehran’s nuclear activities.

However, the report said, “The Agency’s overall assessment is that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place after 2003. The Agency also assesses that these activities did not advance beyond feasibility and scientific studies, and the acquisition of certain relevant technical competences and capabilities. The Agency has no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.”

The document will be the basis of one final report by the IAEA Board of Governors that is expected to close the case on the so-called PMD in Iran’s nuclear program once and for all.

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