WikiLeaks cable portrays IAEA chief as ‘in US court’ on Iran nuclear program

Iran could use the WikiLeaks revelation as another reason not to cooperate with the West on its nuclear program.


The chief of the UN nuclear agency, Yukiya Amano, called on Thursday for
Iran to cooperate more to remove doubts about its nuclear intentions,
as leaked US diplomatic cables portrayed him as “solidly in the US
court” on Iran.

Just days before Iran is to sit down for nuclear talks with world powers
in Geneva, Mr. Amano said Iran had yet to clarify “outstanding issues
which give rise to concerns about possible military dimensions to its
nuclear program, including by providing access to all sites, equipment,
persons and documents requested by the agency.”

The remarks to the 35-nation governing board of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna were in keeping with the tougher
line taken on Iran by the UN agency since Mr. Amano became director general a year ago.

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