Top_Nuclear_Official_We_Have-fbf9e697f2c94504fad62bd811694234Iran may say repeatedly that its nuclear program is strictly peaceful, but the country is not allowing the world’s top nuclear watchdog to confirm that assertion. “We still cannot give the assurance that all of the activities in Iran are for peaceful purposes,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano told CNN this week. “We have two problems: one is that Iran is not fully cooperating with the Agency to clarify the information that may have military aspects,” Amano continued. “Another problem is that Iran is not allowing us to implement a more powerful verification tool which is called an ‘Additional Protocol.'” A de-classified 2007 National Intelligence Estimate concluded that Iran suspended its race for a bomb in late 2003. However, it also noted that smaller-scale activity continued and warned that “Iran probably would use covert facilities — rather than its declared nuclear sites — for the production of highly enriched uranium for a weapon.” More