IAEA Voices Concerns as Iran Triples Nuclear Work

The United States and its Western allies are seeking Russian and Chinese backing to rebuke Iran at a week-long IAEA board meeting.

AtomIran has tripled its monthly production of higher-grade enriched uranium and the U.N. nuclear watchdog has “serious concerns” about possible military dimensions to Tehran’s atomic activities, the agency’s chief said.

As International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano voiced his concerns at an IAEA meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Washington “has Israel’s back” and would not let Iran get nuclear arms.

Amano told a news conference at the IAEA in Vienna there were indications of unspecified “activities” at an Iranian military site which his inspectors want to visit as part of a probe into fears Iran may be seeking nuclear weapons capability.

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Source: Fredrik Dahl | Reuters