On November 27, 2022, U.S.-based Saudi journalist Hussain Al-Gawi tweeted an Iranian Intelligence Ministry document showing that in 2004 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had leaked secret information from its investigation of Iran's nuclear and uranium enrichment programs. According to Al-Gawi's tweet, the information had been sent to Iran by employees of then-IAEA secretary-general Mohamed ElBaradei.
It should be noted that a handwritten note on the left side of the page indicates that the document is for handling by "Fakhrizadeh" – i.e. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the founder and head of Iran's nuclear program who was assassinated in 2021.
The following is a translation of the tweet and of the attached IAEA document.
Al-Gawi tweeted on November 27, 2022: "Scandal... In 2004, the IAEA leaked secret files to Iran via employees of [then-IAEA secretary-general] Mohamed ElBaradei that concerned uranium enrichment and how to evade international sanctions."
Al-Gawi's tweet (Twitter.com/halgawi/status/1596819030060732416, November 27, 2022)
The Document Leaked From IAEA To Iran In 2004
The tweet included a photo of an IAEA document stating:
"The Islamic Republic of Iran
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"Date: May 3, 2004
"Attached: 114 pages
"Atomic Energy Organization [of Iran] Director
"[Iranian] Armed Forces Chief of General Staff
"[Iranian] Defense Minister
"Greetings and blessings,
"With regard to the 114 pages of secret documents of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the [following] subjects:
Examination of information of UCF [Uranium Conversion Facility] programs
Uranium conversion facilities
Summary of the report on the March 30, 2004 Isfahan visit
Summary of the report on the Isfahan visit – Southern Iran file X...
Summary of the import and conversion activity in Iran."
Here the document is cut off.
As mentioned, the handwritten note on the left indicates that the document is for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the founder and head of Iran's nuclear program who was assassinated in 2021.
The photo of the document in the tweet.