WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. inspectors are labeling a recent U.S. House committee report on Iran's nuclear capabilities "outrageous and dishonest."
In a letter to the Bush administration and Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., chairman of the House intelligence committee, the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency cited five major errors in the committee's 29-page report, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
One of the claims the IAEA challenged was that Iran is producing weapons-grade uranium at its facility in Natanz, which the inspectors said was "incorrect." The letter said weapons-grade uranium is enriched to a level of 90 percent or more, while inspectors had only found uranium enriched to 3.5 percent.
Meanwhile, Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., the committee vice chairman, told Democratic colleagues in an e-mail the report "took a number of analytical shortcuts that present the Iran threat as more dire -- and the intelligence community's assessments as more certain -- than they are."
IAEA chairman Mohammed ElBaradei said the suggestion inspectors do not tell the truth about Iran's capabilities is particularly "outrageous and dishonest."