Senior MP Criticizes IAEA for Leaking Iran’s Secret Nuclear Information
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker strongly criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency for disclosing sensitive information of Iran’s nuclear industries in blatant violation of the international law.
"The International Atomic Energy Agency should be a safe place for its member-states," rapporteur of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said on Sunday.
The prominent legislator warned that if the IAEA’s reports and information protection codes and mechanisms continue to show the same breaches, Iran will reconsider its cooperation with the IAEA.
"Unfortunately, we have seen disclosure of Iran’s information several times; we have seen that after the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) had sent its secret information to the IAEA, they were found in other places after a while, and this cost our country dearly, as when the Zionist regime found access to the same information, many of our nuclear scientists were unfortunately assassinated and martyred," Naqavi Hosseini said.
Western and Israeli spy agencies, collaborated by the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as MEK, NCRI and PMOI), have assassinated several Iranian scientists in the last several years.
In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, terrorists killed a 32-year-old Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, and his driver on January 11, 2012.
The blast took place on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.
The assassination method used in the bombing was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani – the former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization – and his colleague Majid Shahriari. While Abbasi Davani survived the attack, Shahriari was martyred.
Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.
In a rare confession that Mossad agents were behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, a report written by Dan Raviv and published by the CBS News said in early March that Washington officials have communicated to Israeli intelligence agencies to stop the targeting of scientists, saying it may derail nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers.
In his report Dan Raviv, a journalist who co-wrote a book about Israel’s Mossad secret operations, also said that apart from Washington’s pressure, Israel’s intelligence agencies have also concluded that the operations had become too dangerous for them as they do not want their experienced forces to be “captured and hanged”.
In their 2012 book, entitled ‘Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars’, Raviv and Israeli journalist Yossi Melman said that Israeli spies have killed at least four Iranian nuclear scientists.
Iran had already announced that the assassination of its scientists, including Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, Daryoush Rezaeinejad, Professor Majid Shahriari, and Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, have been carried out by Israeli agents.
Tehran is in talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany to fully resolve the decade-old dispute over the Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
The two sides had inked an interim nuclear deal in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 24, 2013. The Geneva deal took effect on January 20. The two sides are now in pursuit of a final comprehensive deal.
Iran has repeatedly emphasized that its nuclear energy program is meant for civilian purposes only.
The IAEA in its recent report confirmed Iran’s commitment to the interim deal it struck with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in Geneva in late November.
The monthly update report by the IAEA showed that Iran was meeting its commitments to limit certain aspects of its nuclear energy program under the Geneva deal.
The report noted that Iran has acted to eliminate virtually all its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium gas.
The report also stated that since the Geneva nuclear deal took effect on January 20, Iran has either diluted to a lower enrichment level or fed for conversion into oxide form more than 97 percent of its uranium gas stock refined to a fissile concentration of 20 percent.
Iran and the G5+1 clinched a landmark interim deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013.
Under the Geneva deal, dubbed the Joint Plan of Action, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.
As part of the interim deal, Iran suspended 20-percent uranium enrichment as of January 20 when the agreement came into force. Iran then started to dilute and oxidize its 196-kg stockpile of 20-percent-enriched uranium.