IAEA calls for transparency from Iran

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The head of the United Nation's nuclear watchdog in Geneva, Switzerland, called upon Iran to be completely transparent about its nuclear activities.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohammed ElBaradei told the agency's board of directors that inspectors don't want to "pry" into Iran's conventional or missile-related activities, but need to review "all relevant information to be able to confirm that no nuclear material is being used for nuclear weapons purposes," the United Nations said in a news release.


"I again urge Iran to show full transparency and to implement all measures required to build confidence in the exclusive peaceful nature of its nuclear program at the earliest possible date," ElBaradei said.

ElBaradei called upon Iran to give IAEA more authority to visit sites and access additional documents to ensure that there are no undeclared nuclear activities.

"Although Iran has so far produced only limited quantities of low enriched uranium, this is still a cause for concern for the international community in the absence of full clarity about Iran's past and present nuclear program," the director general said.

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