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The smoking gun: The West says it’s not falling for Iran’s charms

The smoking gun: The West says it’s not falling for Iran’s charms

The East-West nuclear row continues. As long as the West keeps pointing at Iran’s military-linked atom work, Iran will continue denying these accusations. Where’s the smoking gun, asks Fredrik Dahl.

September 15, 2011 3:03 by



…any evidence of diversion of nuclear material to military purposes, no smoking gun,” Soltanieh said.

The IAEA has added independent pressure on Iran, with its director, Yukiya Amano, saying publicly for the first time this week that he was “increasingly concerned” about possible military aspects of Iran’s nuclear programme.

Amano also said he planned to present soon the basis for those concerns in more detail to member states, a step that could provide stronger arguments for Western punitive measures.

Vienna-based diplomats say this may be why Iran is now showing more willingness to cooperate with the UN body. (By Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Peter Graff)



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