(March 4, 2020 / JNS) The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency admonished Iran on Tuesday for not answering questions about nuclear activities at three sites and for denying access to two of them.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog issued its quarterly update on Iran’s atomic program on Tuesday, but for the first time since the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations went into effect, also issued a second report. The regular report said that Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium had almost tripled since November.
“I judged it necessary to produce a second report because I thought the situation is serious enough to merit such a move on my part,” new IAEA chief Rafael Grossi told Reuters.
This second, confidential IAEA report was seen by Reuters, which reported that it calls Iran out for not allowing access to two sites and refusing to answer questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and activities.
“We have insisted and despite all our efforts we have not been able to get that, so the situation requires on my part such a step because what this means is that Iran is curtailing the ability of the agency to do its work,” said Grossi.
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