New language in IAEA’s latest report indicates claims that “ongoing interactions between the Agency and Iran relating to Iran’s implementation of its Safeguards Agreement [and] Additional Protocol require full [and] timely cooperation by Iran,” according to a portion of the report published Friday by the Institute for Science and International Security, a nuclear watchdog group that routinely has access to such reports. “The Agency [IAEA] continues to pursue this objective with Iran.”

A State Department spokesman, speaking on background to the Free Beacon, said reports of Iran’s noncompliance “raise serious questions.”

“While the IAEA report remains restricted until released publicly, any indication that Iran is not fully cooperating with the IAEA raises serious questions,” the official said. “We look to the IAEA to continue to inform the international community in a timely fashion of any lack of full Iranian cooperation consistent with IAEA safeguards practices.”