The mission of the IAEA is the rather contradictory combination of promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy, while inhibiting its use for any military purposes.
George W. Bush's "new report" on Iraq's WMDs
On 6 September 2002, when U.S. President George W. Bush claimed that the IAEA had published a “new report” about Saddam Hussein’s efforts to create "weapons of mass destruction" the U.S. news-media reported the statement but hid that it was a lie. He said (and CNN and others quoted it): “a report came out of the Atomic — the IAEA that they were six months away from developing a weapon. I don’t know what more evidence we need”. The IAEA issued a denial that there was any such report, but US commercially-controlled media did not report their denial.
|Document:Evidence of Iranian Nukes may be Fake||article||18 November 2010||Gareth Porter|