The report by the IAEA on Iran’s nuclear programmes is not the dramatic revelation that some expected. In Iran’s favour, most of the data reveals authentic energy applications of nuclear material. On the other hand, questions remain about what current activities are. And those questions are being asked.
The response by both Iran and the US is as might have been expected before the report’s release: “We told you so!” While it might be OK for Iran to request an apology, it is unhelpful that both (especially America) continues a hard nosed approach to international relations. It certainly adds credibility to the far greater threat that America wants to do an “Iraq” in Iran and either control or destroy its oil resources. Let’s hope the IAEA can be a balancing influence on them both.