VIENNA, Austria — The International Atomic Energy Agency says it has adopted a resolution condemning Iran for hiding nuclear activities.
Tensions at the board of governors’ meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, had risen on Friday after Iran froze further U.N. inspections of its nuclear program for six weeks.
Iran’s decision had thrown into turmoil international attempts to verify Tehran’s claims that it is developing atomic power and not weapons.
Recent discoveries by IAEA inspectors of undeclared items and programs have cast doubt on Tehran’s assertions it has no more nuclear secrets.
An IAEA report last month accused Tehran of hiding evidence of nuclear experiments and noted the discovery of traces of radioactive polonium, which can be used in nuclear weapons.
The report also expressed concern about the discovery of a previously undisclosed advanced P-2 centrifuge system for enriching uranium.
Iran asserts its now-suspended enrichment plans are geared only toward generating power.
But on Wednesday, Iran announced plans to resume enrichment, eliciting a negative response from ElBaradei, who said it would hurt Tehran’s chances of proving it has no interest in nuclear weapons.