To Editors: misconceptions in the media

Note to Editors,

There have been many misconceptions in the media related to the death of one of our staff members on 20 October, 2009.

For the record, we would like to underline that there is no connection between the death of the staff member and the Iran talks at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The staff member, whose death is now being investigated, was employed by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) as a processing engineer. The CTBTO is a separate organization from that of the IAEA, and has never had any role in the Iran negotiations.  Therefore, media reports linking the dead CTBTO staff member with the Iran talks are baseless and untrue.

We request that media which have published such reports issue a correction.

Thank you,

Annika Thunborg, Spokesperson, CTBTO

For further information contact:
Annika Thunborg, Spokesperson and Chief of Public Information  
T    +43 1 26030-6375 
E    annika.thunborgping@ctbtopong.org
M    +43 699 1459 6375