(June 16, 2020 / JNS) Britain, France and Germany plan to criticize Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog because it continues to refuse to allow access to inspectors to various sites that may have been part of a nuclear-weapons program, according to a report on Tuesday.
A draft resolution authored by Britain, France and Germany calls on Iran to fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to the document seen by Reuters and dated June 10.
“The Europeans couldn’t sit back and not do anything,” a Western diplomat said, according to the report.
The IAEA has issued two reports this year calling Iran out for not cooperating with the agency on its past nuclear activities. The IAEA is seeking access to at least one site mentioned in the trove that Israel revealed in 2018, according to the report.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday warned IAEA against making decisions based on information from the “Zionist regime.”
Separately, Reuters reported on Tuesday that Iran could send two to three shipments a month in regular gasoline sales to Venezuela, according to unnamed sources, risking a response from the United States, which has sanctions on both countries.
Tehran plans on continuing the shipments according to five trading and industry sources close to the Oil Ministry, according to the report.
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