IAEA's ElBaradei says no evidence Iran is making nuclear arms
Vienna, Oct 28, IRNA - There is no evidence that
Iran is building nuclear weapons, IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei said
In a press conference in Washington, he accused US
leaders of adding "fuel to the fire" with recent bellicose rhetoric.
"I have not received any information that there is
a concrete active nuclear weapons program going on right now."
"Even if Iran were to be working on a nuclear
weapon ... they are at least a few years from having such a weapon.
"At this stage we need to continue to work through
creative diplomacy ... as I don't see any other solution than diplomacy and
ElBaradei said if the United States had more
information on Iran's nuclear drive than the IAEA, "I would be very happy to
receive it and go forward."
"Have we seen Iran having the nuclear material that
can readily be used into a weapon? No. Have we seen an active weapons program?
No," he said.
ElBaradei said that merely "exchanging rhetoric"
would not resolve the Iranian nuclear case.
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