Israel's Reaction to IAEA Report on Iran's Nuclear Program

May 27, 2008

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General's report published yesterday reaffirms that Iran continues to flout UN Security Council resolutions. The report specifies the military aspects of Iran's nuclear activity.

The report notes that the IAEA views Iran's nuclear activity with serious concern. Despite the fact that the IAEA assigns high credibility to the information presented to it, Iran continues its tricks of deception and evasiveness. Iran's response does nothing to remove the fears of the international community concerning the true purpose of its nuclear program.

Israel repeats its call to members of the international community to increase the pressure on Iran to abandon its dangerous plans to acquire nuclear weapons.