Monday, October 5, 2009

U.S.: Iran not close to the atomic bomb

Washington - U.S. President Advisor for National Security Jim Jones rejected the allegations, "New York Times" that Iran any closer to making atomic bombs.

He said that the last few weeks have progress in cooperation with Tehran over the disputed nuclear program. New York Times yesterday announced that the confidential analysis officer of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded that Iran has enough information to allow the creation and production of bombs. "
"We now have Iran is willing to sit at the table," said Jones TV station CBS.

Asked whether Iran is closer to atomic bombs, Jones said odri─Źno.

"Do they know how to do it or not is a question of speculation, and what we follow their intentions and therefore we are concerned," said Jones.

He pointed out that "what happens the last week in connection with Iran is very important," referring to the Tehran agreement to allow inspection of the second plant to enrich uranium, reported by Reuters.

IAEA chief Mohamed El ElBaradei said yesterday that the agency has no concrete evidence that Iran wants to produce an atomic bomb, but is concerned about such possibilities.

ElBaradei said that IAEA inspectors 25th October to visit the area of Qom, where the Iranian government to build another nuclear plant.

He stressed that the Iranian government should be open when it comes to Tehran's nuclear activities, adding that the relations of Iran and the West ranging from "conspiracy" to "cooperation" and that the nuclear issue should be resolved by diplomatic means.

According to ElBaradei, were to inform the Iranian government before the IAEA that they intend to in the field of Coma build new nuclear plant.

Western countries accuse Tehran that, under the guise of civilian nuclear program, trying to develop an atomic bomb, which Iran denies, saying that the program is intended solely for the production of electricity.

Representatives of the six powers have expressed hope that Iran will respond to their offer to offer trade and political incentives in exchange for a suspension of sensitive nuclear activities and improving cooperation with UN inspectors.

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