Thursday, March 03, 2005

Warmongering Report: Iran

     Apparently, the story about Iranian digging is taking place, and this digging was secret.  Today, at the Defense Department Briefing, someone asked about the tunnels.  I don't know the source of the warmongering, but a report asked a terribly loaded question, and the Briefer and he had a back-and-forth including numerous warmongering tactics.  The original source of the story was the IAEA.  Let's look at exactly what the IAEA and Iran said happened.

The Agency has continued implementing the measures of the Additional Protocol. Complementary access at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) site on 15 December 2004 revealed underground excavation activities which Iran had failed to report in a timely manner to the Agency as required under Code 3.1. of the Subsidiary Agreements to its Safeguards Agreement (i.e. at the time the decision was taken to authorize or carry out such construction). Through a letter received by the Agency on 13 December 2004, Iran submitted an updated Design Information Questionnaire (DIQ) for UCF providing preliminary design information for a tunnel that was being constructed at the UCF site. In the DIQ entry related to the purpose and nature of the tunnel, Iran indicated that, "in order to increase capacity, safety and security of nuclear material, a storage is considered and will be constructed". Iran also indicated that the modifications had been initiated in September 2004.

     In other words, the Iranians reported it, and the IAEA inspected it.

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