IAEA includes rumors in Iran reports: Robert Kelley
Press TV- Former inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency Robert Kelley says the IAEA includes rumors in its reports about Iran’s nuclear energy program.
Kelley said that the November report of the IAEA and its appendix on the alleged military aspect of Iran’s nuclear energy program was shocking since it was full of outdated information.
He said that anyone who followed Iran’s nuclear energy program and the related reports could figure out that the November report contained old information.
He said that the report only covered information up until 2003 when CIA announced that Iran had stopped its alleged military nuclear program.
The former IAEA inspector said that the report was also very biased as it only selected and highlighted those explanations that were to the detriment of Iran although it contained other explanations as well that could be given for a subject in question.
Kelley, who ran the IAEA action team on Iraq at the time of the 2003 U.S.-led Iraqi invasion, said that he used to work with former IAEA top officials, including Mohamed ElBaradei and Hans Blix who, as experts in international law, were meticulous and only relied on documents that were strong and verifiable.
It seems, however, that the IAEA is now ready to include in the reports any rumors it hears and start an argument with Iran over them, he added.
He said that some data provided in the November report were also forged, like the ones that the agency released on Iraq in 1995 and 2002 prior to the invasion of the country.
Iran rejects allegations of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Tehran has repeatedly called on the IAEA not to be swayed by the US and its allies, warning that the body would undermine its credibility by publishing prejudiced reports about Iran’s nuclear work.