U.N. Zeroes In on Iran’s Nuclear Program
Posted on Nov 18, 2011
Despite the Iranian government’s insistence to the contrary, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog group, the IAEA, remains suspicious about Tehran’s intentions for the country’s nuclear program, passing a resolution Friday registering its “deep and increasing concern” that Iran is working on a nuclear weapon. —KA
A recent IAEA report said Iran had carried out tests “relevant to the development of a nuclear device”.
Iran’s IAEA envoy said the resolution would only strengthen Iran’s resolve.
“It will be business as usual… We will continue our work as before,” Ali Ashgar Soltanieh told reporters.
Iran insists that it is enriching uranium only to use as fuel for nuclear power stations. However, the US and its allies believe it is trying to develop a nuclear weapon.
AP / Hasan Sarbakhshian
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a ceremony at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility in 2009.