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Iranian FM: Tehran Has Given All Nuclear Info To IAEA

14 June 2004 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said Iran has given full information on its nuclear program to the UN nuclear watchdog agency, contradicting claims by the agency.

Kharazi's comments to CNN Turk television came hours after Muhammad el-Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Iran is not fully cooperating with UN inspectors probing the country's nuclear program for violations.

Kharazi said Iran has been cooperating with the UN agency, and will continue to do so as long as the agency "meets its commitments." He gave no further details.

"We will continue [to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency] provided the other side also meets its commitments."

In Washington, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the United States has "serious concerns" about Iran's cooperation with UN inspectors.

The U.S. accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons. But Iran says its nuclear program is meant solely to generate electricity.

El-Baradei made his remarks as the IAEA Board of Governors started several days of talks in Vienna over Iran's record of cooperation with the agency.