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Iran/IAEA report on the Iranian nuclear programme

Published on February 27, 2012
Excerpt from the statement by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Deputy Spokesman

Paris, February 27, 2012


The content of the report just released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirms France’s deep concern regarding the Iranian nuclear programme. The report underlines Iran’s continuation of all her sensitive activities, conducted in violation of the resolutions of the Security Council and the IAEA Board of Governors and without any credible civilian purpose.

It also indicates that Iran has, despite the Agency’s repeated requests, refused to grant the Agency access to the Parchin military site, where tests probably linked to militarization (hydrodynamic tests) have taken place in the past.

We strongly deplore Iran’s uncooperative attitude, which contradicts the intentions expressed in Mr Jalili’s letter of 15 February.

We strongly condemn the continuation of these sensitive activities and demand that Iran cooperate immediately with the IAEA and the international community. The IAEA Board of Governors, which will convene on 5 March, will have to take this new report fully on board by conveying a new message of firmness to Iran. (…)./.

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