Iran nuke chief harshly criticizes atomic agency

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VIENNA — Iran’s nuclear chief said today that “terrorists and saboteurs” might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to derail his nation’s atomic program, in an unprecedentedly harsh attack on the integrity of the U.N. organization and its probe of allegations that Tehran is striving to make nuclear arms.

Fereydoun Abbasi also rebuked the United States in comments to the IAEA’s 155-nation general conference, reflecting Iran’s determination to continue defying international pressure aimed at curbing its nuclear program and nudging it toward cooperation with the IAEA inspection.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran ... has always opposed and will always denounce the manufacture and use of weapons of mass destruction,” said Abbasi.

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