Iranian Nuclear Chief Admits Deceiving U.N.

Suggests MIsinformation Overstated Progress of Scientists

By Haaretz

Published September 20, 2012.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani admitted to the London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Thursday to providing false information to International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in order to protect his country’s nuclear facilities and achievements.

Davani, who heads the mission that arrived in Vienna for the annual Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty meeting, claimed that Western intelligence agencies – highlighting the British secret service – are collecting information on people with links to the Iranian nuclear program, some of whom include the scientists killed by Israeli agents. It turns out some of these figures were investigated by IAEA inspectors.

“Sometimes we provided false information since there was no other choice but to mislead other intelligence agencies; sometimes we made ourselves appear weak and at other times we reported issues that made us appear strongly than we really were, he said, adding: “Ultimately it became exposed when inspectors directly asked us about these issues.”

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