Shimon Peres tells IAEA chief to judge Iran on its record, not its words

The flag on the International Atomic Energy Agency. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli President Shimon Peres met with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday at the organization’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

“The international community has some issues it must deal with, among them the Iranian nuclear program and the dismantling of nuclear arms in the Middle East. Israel is an important partner to the International Atomic Energy Agency,” Yukiya said.

Peres said Iran “continues to enrich uranium and maintains the ability to develop nuclear weapons,” and that such a development “is something that can only be judged by actions—there is a huge gap between what Iran says and what Iran does.”

“I suggest you judge Iran based on its record, and not its statements and sounds,” Peres said, according to Israel Hayom.

Posted on April 1, 2014 .