Iran’s nuclear program has been at the center stage for the last couple of years, irking the United States and its western allies. The country’s nuclear chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said on Monday that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants to sabotage the nuclear program as some saboteurs and terrorists might have infiltrated the agency. He was speaking at the 56th IAEA General Conference at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. He also told a gathering in Vienna that last month powers cables were blown up that connect city of Qom to the Fordow underground uranium enrichment plant.
Abbasi-Davani directly alleged inspectors of the IAEA for the crime as no other can have an easy access to the place. He said the incident took place just a day after the inspectors had contacted Iran for an unannounced visit to Fordow – it houses a nuclear enrichment plant. He was candid in saying that power cut-off to the nuclear reactors is one of the ways to break down centrifuge machines. The allegations are of serious nature; so the world powers should look into it. And if the accusations against the august body turn out to be false and fabricated, strict and stringent action must be taken against Iran.
The nuclear chief also came hard on the United States and said that sanctions against Iran are tantamount to slavery and colonization. He said that the US and its allies want to destroy economy of Iran by slapping sanctions on export of petroleum products. However, undeterred by policies of the US and west, Iran vows to continue enrichment of uranium that must be worrisome for the international powers. Inspectors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have also found enriched uranium in Iran to a higher level than it was reported previously. Earlier, it was reported the enriched uranium of Iran’s nuclear plants stands at 20 percent.
According to a quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear program submitted with the IAEA, the enriched uranium of a nuclear plant of the country stands at 27 percent. The security and defense experts believe the country could easily jump to the 90 percent fuel purity that is needed for development of the atomic bomb. They believe the desired purity could be achieved in a short span of time; therefore there is a dire need to press the country for closure of its all nuclear plants. There is hardly any substance in claim of Iran that 27 percent enrichment may be cause of a technical fault.
The country is heading forward with a clear-cut intention of developing nuclear weapons, though Iranian officials publically deny the allegations. Iranian officials say that the nuclear program is for peaceful purpose. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as said at a number of occasions that his country wants to fulfill energy needs with the help of nuclear program and also wants to treat lethal diseases like cancer.