IRAN worked in the past on nuclear weapons but its activities didn’t go past planning such a program and testing of basic components, the UN atomic agency said in a new report.
Wrapping up nearly a decade of probing the suspicions, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report was significant in coming down on the side of allegations by the US and other nations critical of Iran’s nuclear program that Tehran engaged in trying to make such arms.
Still, the agency said its findings were an assessment, suggesting that it couldn’t deliver an unequivocal ruling on whether the suspicions were valid.
The report also suggested that not all information it was interested in was made available by Tehran, making its conclusions less black and white than it would have been had it received full co-operation.
The agency went public with its suspicions four years ago, detailing a list of alleged activities based on “credible” evidence that Tehran did work “relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”