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IAEA Letter Thanks Iran For Notification

From Iran’s Press TV:

Exclusive: IAEA letter thanks Iran over notification

Wed, 30 Sep 2009

The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has thanked Iran for providing the agency with information about the construction of its new pilot enrichment plant.

"With reference to the letter of 21 September 2009… from HE Ambassador Soltanieh to the Director General of the Agency Dr ElBaradei, I wish to thank the Islamic Republic of Iran for providing the Agency with information about Iran’s activities related to the construction of a new pilot enrichment plant," read a letter by the IAEA to Iran, a copy of which was obtained by Press TV.

Iran, on September 21, informed the agency that it was constructing an enrichment plant in Fordu, south of the capital Tehran. The plant will be, according to senior lawmaker Hassan Ghafouri-Fard, used as a backup facility to Iran’s first enrichment facility in Natanz…

"To ensure that appropriate safeguard measures are put in place, I would appreciate receiving, in accordance with Iran’s Safeguards Agreement, further information with respect to the name and location of the pilot enrichment facility, the current status of its construction and plans for the introduction of nuclear material into the facility," continued the IAEA letter, signed by Herman Nackaerts, Director of IAEA’s Division Of Operations Department Of Safeguards.

"We kindly request that this information, along with the other information detailed in the attached design information questionnaire, be provided to the Agency as soon as possible. The Agency would also appreciate being given access to the facility as soon as possible."

Iran, under the Safeguards Agreement, is obliged to inform the IAEA of a new facility six months before using it for nuclear purposes. Tehran, however, informed the IAEA of the construction about a-year-and-a-half before the introduction of nuclear material.

The disclosure of the letter comes hours before Iran is to meet with the six world powers — the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany — in Geneva to discuss a wide-range of global issues, based on the country’s package of proposals released earlier in the month…

Gee, you have to wonder how Iran’s Press TV got this exclusive.

Our watchdog media must have been champing at the bit to report this.

Needless to say, this latest information was not revealed by Iran — or by the US, for that matter — but by the courageous opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 1st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “IAEA Letter Thanks Iran For Notification”

  1. Tater Salad says:

    Kid Mao and his Commrades are quite frankly, “In over their heads” on running this government. Not even two years as a junior Senator and now running a country. The elections can’t get here fast enough.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Barry bent over …. but did he get a kiss and hug for it?

    I can’t believe he outed them at the G-20 and not the U.N. where he was the Chair!!

    Talk about knowing nothing about nothing!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Confucius says:

    I hope they used a condom.

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