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IAEA Chief Says Iran Still Not Cooperating


El-Baradei (left), with Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki in Davos in late January, says Tehran has stopped cooperating in recent months

El-Baradei (left), with Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki in Davos in late January, says Tehran has stopped cooperating in recent months

PARIS -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has failed to provide "any clarification" on the possible military dimension of its nuclear program.

Muhammad el-Baradei told a conference in Paris that Tehran had "shut off any cooperation" with the agency over the past few months.

El-Baradei also said Iran had not added any further centrifuges to refine enriched uranium, which he said was "a good thing."

Iran refuses to suspend its uranium-enrichment program despite three rounds of UN Security Council sanctions, claiming its aims are peaceful.

El-Baradei also called for greater cooperation from the Syrian authorities. He reiterated that samples from an alleged reactor site in Syria that was destroyed in an Israeli air raid in 2007 were inconclusive.

compiled from agency reports
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