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IAEA Official: Iran Refusing to Cooperate


The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that it had received “worrying” new information about Iran's nuclear program. Speaking at a news conference, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said that the organization was “increasingly frustrated” over Iran's refusal to cooperate with the agency. "We are not saying that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. We have concerns and we want to clarify the matter," he told the conference.

He added that the organization had received “new information” about Iran's nuclear activity, and was trying to verify it. "We are collecting information from various sources. Normally we do not depend on one single source of information. We would like to interact with Iran on clarification of issues with possible military dimension," Amano said. "Unfortunately since I came into office Iran has not engaged with us in the clarification of issues that might have military dimensions. Therefore, there has not been progress," he added.