Report: IAEA To Offer Proof Of Iranian Military Nuclear Aims

The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will issue a report next month denouncing the Iranian nuclear program for alleged military aims and presenting evidence to back up its claims. Last month, the IAEA issued a report which said the agency was “increasingly concerned” with growing evidence — which it did not reveal — of Iran’s intention to build a nuclear weapon.


Reuters quotes Western diplomats who downplay the Le Figaro report’s conclusions, though noting that the IAEA document will indeed be “strong.” A spokesperson for the French foreign ministry told Reuters:

This (IAEA) report has not been communicated yet … and as far as we know there is still some way to go before it is being finalized.