A former senior International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official says Yukiya Amano's latest report on Iran's nuclear program is unfounded and politically motivated.
“There is no problem between the IAEA inspections and Iran concerning all the normal (nuclear) activities. All the materials declared by Iran has been confirmed by the agency as existent as present. No diversion has been observed in Iran's nuclear activities,” Youssry Abu Shadi, former chairman of the IAEA Safeguards Department told Press TV on Sunday.
He downplayed the validity of the latest IAEA report for quoting "information [was] received from one or two member states."
“This report doesn't say the agency found or detected something whatever,” Shadi pointed out.
The former official noted that all the accusations leveled by the latest IAEA report are weak as they come from intelligence bodies in the absence of any concrete proof.
Amano's latest report was circulated among the 35 members of the Board of Governors on Tuesday evening, ahead of the November 17-18 meeting of the board in Vienna.
Iran dismissed the report as "unbalanced, unprofessional and prepared with political motivation and under political pressure by mostly the United States."
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program.
Iran argues that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence indicating that Tehran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.