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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nuclear Agency Demanding Iranian Missile Blueprints

Nuclear Agency Demanding Iranian Missile Blueprints

by Gareth Porter / September 19th, 2009 (0)

VIENNA (IPS) — Iran stopped meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency last year over Western allegations of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work because the nuclear agency was demanding access to the designs for its Shahab-3 missile and other secret military data, according to both Iranian and IAEA officials.

The United States and other Western states have cited Iran’s refusal to cooperate with the IAEA on resolving issues related to intelligence documents on a purported covert nuclear weapons programme as further evidence of its guilt.

“They’ve been asking for Shahab-3 drawings for about a year,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations in …
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