IAEA says cannot be sure Iran's nuclear program is peaceful

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Posted: Mar 05, 2012 5:58 AM
IAEA says cannot be sure Iran's nuclear program is peaceful

VIENNA (Reuters) - The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday his organization could not be sure that Iran's nuclear program did not have military aims.

"The agency is unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities," Yukiya Amano said, according to a copy of his speech to a closed-door meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation governing board.

Amano said that since late last year, Iran had tripled monthly output of higher-grade enriched uranium.

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Janet Lawrence)