Reports on missing Iranian nuclear device baseless: Informed source

IRNA – The alleged reports by Saudi media about missing of a nuclear device at the Iranian nuclear reactor in Bushehr is baseless and politically motivated, an informed source said.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the source told IRNA that Iran has reported missing of an iridium-192 camera to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a while ago. The camera was used for radiography in the city of Ahvaz, capital of southwestern province of Khuzestan, the soure added.

The Saudi newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, has recently released alleged reports on the potential negative effects of a missing nuclear device at the Iranian nuclear reactor in Bushehr.

Bushehr is the southren neighboring province of Khuzestan where the camera has gone missing.

Those fabricated and politically motivated reports are so unimportant from scientific and media viewpoints that they do not deserve an answer, the source said.

Iran attaches importance to environmental issues and tests the Persian Gulf water annually to protect the environment against the potential radioactive elements, he added.

The informed source reiterated that all international bodies, including the IAEA, have confirmed that Iran has always been bound to nuclear safety standards.