IAEA rejects alleged missing nuclear material in Iran
Sept 14, IRNA - IAEA's spokesperson Melissa Fleming said on Sunday that all
enriched uranium in Isfahan nuclear installations is under the control and
supervision of IAEA and nothing is missing.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Fleming declared that Natanz nuclear power
plant is under the supervision and control of IAEA inspectors. The inspectors
have confirmed that there is no deviation from peaceful operations at the site.
In response to a fabricated article in the Daily Telegraph headlined 'Iran
renews nuclear weapons development' by Con Coughlin and Tim Butcher, Fleming
issued a statement describing the article as invalid and completely fabricated.
The IAEA statement also confirms that IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei's report on
Iran will show that all nuclear material at Isfahan Uranium Convention Facility
remains under IAEA control and surveillance and there is no evidence of missing
nuclear material from the site.
Uranium is not enriched at Isfahan as claimed by Telegraph but the fuel
enrichment plant in Natanz which is under supervision of IAEA and there is no
report on its deviation, Fleming said.
In its fabricated report, the daily said that by conducting a careful study of
the amount of material stored at Isfahan, and the amount of 'yellow cake' known
to have been processed at the plant, nuclear experts believe between 50 to 60
tons of uranium has disappeared.
IAEA's statement has been placed on its site but the western media did not