IAEA chief Amano is US’s puppet over Iran: German MP

Press TV – March 18, 2013

A German lawmaker has described Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano as a “US puppet” in his handling of Iran’s nuclear energy dossier.

“I think even the German government is aware that Amano is a US puppet when it comes to Iran,” Jan van Aken, deputy head of the German Left Party said.

Aken, who was addressing an international conference in the German capital, Berlin, reiterated that Amano has no will of his own and is only a vehicle for the implementation of US scenarios.

Aken added that biased and wide-ranging interpretations of the IAEA’s reports on Tehran’s nuclear energy program are the main obstacle to resolving the Western standoff over the issue.

In a non-binding resolution passed by the IAEA Board of Governors without consensus in September 2012, the agency expressed “serious concern” over Iran’s nuclear energy program, and stated that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the West’s dispute with Iran over the nuclear energy program.

Also in its November 2011 resolution against the Islamic Republic, the IAEA Board of Governors voiced “deep and increasing concern” about Tehran’s nuclear energy program, and called on Iran and the IAEA to intensify dialogue to resolve the dispute over the Iranian nuclear energy program.

The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program. Over the false accusation, Washington and the European Union have imposed several rounds of illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

In addition, the IAEA’s numerous inspections of the nuclear facilities in Iran have never found any evidence that the country’s civilian nuclear program has been diverted to non-civilian purposes.



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