Russia urges IAEA to name ‘content provider’ for its report
Russia urges IAEA to list countries which provided documents for the report on Iran, which ‘contains no new details’, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Monday.
“The IAEA Director General’s recent report lacks anything new,” Lavrov told journalists. “It just reaffirmed that Iran has provided no necessary explanations for so-called ‘proposed military developments’.”
He noted that the IAEA claims the report was developed based on documents which were submitted by another country.
“We urge the IAEA to name ‘another country’ so that we could investigate the case,” Lavrov said.
IAEA General Director Yukiya Amano said in the report issued on Nov. 8 that the “information indicates Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of nuclear explosive devices.”
Iranian representative to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh called the report on Iran’s nuclear enrichment “repetitious and politically-motivated.”
Russia also slammed the disclosure of the IAEA general director’s new report on Iran, saying such a decision would harm the settlement of the crisis regarding Iran’s nuclear issue.