VIENNA – Iran has for the first time in six years addressed concerns about the so-called possible military dimensions of its nuclear program, a new IAEA report showed Friday.
Tehran handed over information related to detonators that can be used for several purposes but also for a nuclear weapon under a key November interim nuclear deal, the quarterly report showed.
In meetings with the U.N. atomic watchdog in April and earlier last week in Iran, Tehran provided “information and explanations, including showing documents, to substantiate its stated need and application of EBW (Explosive Bridge Wire detonators),” the report by IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said.
“Iran showed information to the agency that simultaneous firing of EBW was tested for a civilian application,” it went on.
“This is the first time that Iran has engaged in a technical exchange with the agency on this or any other of the outstanding issues related to possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program since 2008.”