A report by a United Nation atomic watchdog committee said that Iran presently possesses the capability of using nuclear power for industrial use. The number of centrifuge machines in the country is now up to 3,000. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is still not pleased with the secret manner in which Iran is dealing with atomic power. England’s Foreign Office urged Iran to change its attitude, “If Iran wants to restore trust in its programme it must come clean on all outstanding issues without delay.” Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responded that his country has been honest and is only working on industrial use of atomic power. The report did state there were signs of change on the part of Iran. “Iran has provided sufficient access to individuals and has responded in a timely manner to questions and provided clarification and amplifications on issue raised in the context of the work plan.”
Nations have every right to be concerned if Iran ventures into the realm of developing atomic weapons since that poses a threat to world peace. However, the IAEA must be provided time and support for its efforts to work with Iran in order to ensure that nation goes in the direction of peaceful use of atomic energy. The last time the UN was ignored, we got the Iraq war.