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IAEA denies allegations of information leaking

01-21-2012 07:49 BJT

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The UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Friday it did not know Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, who was killed last week. The IAEA’s declaration rejects Tehran’s suggestion that it may have been partly to blame for his death by leaking information about him.

Iran has accused US and Israeli agents of being responsible for the killing. But IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said in an e-mail, that the agency didn’t know the scientist.

Iran has previously accused the IAEA of leaking the names of nuclear scientists, making them potential targets for the security services of Iran’s adversaries. The murder was the fifth such attack in two years on technical experts involved in Iran’s nuclear program.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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