Politically Tainted Charges

Politically Tainted ChargesPolitically Tainted Charges

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi denied media allegations on finding uranium particles at an Iranian military base, describing them as politically tainted.

“The so-called Possible Military Dimensions case which was created with political intent was closed forever after the International Atomic Energy Agency’s studies, including sampling and visits by the IAEA director-general and his deputy to Parchin [military site], the director-general’s final report and its submission to the IAEA board of governors,” Kamalvandi said on Monday, Fars News Agency reported.

“The politically-motivated reports released by sections of the international media cannot impair the IAEA report and the process through which this political issue ended.”

The remarks came in response to a report by the Wall Street Journal quoting former and current US officials as saying that uranium particles had been found at Parchin last year, and the Obama administration had concluded that the uranium particles were likely tied to past, covert nuclear weapons program of Iran.  

Last December, the IAEA closed the case with a probe into Iran’s past nuclear activities, known as the PMD, after a consensus vote by its board of governors.