The IAEA’s “Final Assessment”

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by Gareth Porter The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessment has cleared the way for the board of governors to end the Agency’s extraordinary investigation into accusations of Iran’s past nuclear weapons work. But a closer examination of the document reveals… Continue Reading  

IAEA Intelligence Acquisition Practices

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by Peter Jenkins Tariq Rauf, a former Canadian diplomat, and Robert Kelley, a former US nuclear weapon scientist, have published an assessment of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) handling of the Iranian case on the website of the Stockholm… Continue Reading  

IAEA: Most PMD Claims Groundless

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 by Robert Kelley As readers of this blog know, I have long been skeptical of key details of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) November 2011 report, in particular specific allegations contained in the report’s Annex, which was entitled “Possible… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Aberration

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by Peter Jenkins It was inevitable that some of the headlines greeting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) final assessment of military nuclear research in Iran would be variations on the theme of “Iran’s nuclear weapon program confirmed.” In reality… Continue Reading  

Putting Parchin to Rest

The suspect building (the larger one on the left side of the photo) and its environs on a day this past June as the the P5+1 negotiations were nearing an end. Not much happening.

begby Robert Kelley International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano and his top deputy last month finally paid a personal visit to a building at the sprawling Parchin military factory complex in Iran that they have suspected of housing… Continue Reading