Tehran, July 19 – The chief of the UN’s Nuclear Watchdog has denied reports that inspectors found enriched uranium in samples taken recently in Iran, calling it “pure speculation at this stage,” the Associated Press has reported.
Mohamed Elbaradei, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told AP, “there’s a lot of analysis we need to discuss…with Iran.”
“We are not in any way ready to come up with a conclusion on that issue before we discuss all the results with the Iranian authorities.”
Reuters on Friday quoted diplomats, who asked not to be named, as saying that initial analysis showed enrichment levels possibly consistent with an attempt to make weapons-grade material and high enough to cause concern at the IAEA.
However, Khalil Mousavi, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) told reporters on Saturday that no comment could be made on the reports because the source of the news has been declared `unidentified diplomats.’