December 9, 2022
Newspaper: Iranian guards physically harass UN inspectors at the global uranium enrichment plant

Newspaper: Iranian guards physically harass UN inspectors at the global uranium enrichment plant

inspectors United Nations Organization The (United Nations) responsible for monitoring nuclear facilities was harassed by guards from will In recent months, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday (14).

There was inappropriate physical contact by the male security guards and they were ordered to remove part of their clothing, according to diplomats interviewed by the newspaper.

According to one diplomat, there have been at least four incidents. Another informant said there were five to seven incidents.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a note that the incidents were unacceptable. “In recent months, there have been incidents related to the security controls of inspectors in an Iranian institution,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on Wednesday (15), without clarifying the nature of the facts.

“The agency immediately and resolutely conveyed this issue to Iran,” which says it has “made clear and categorically clear that this is unacceptable and that it should not be repeated,” the IAEA statement continued.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, “Iran provided clarifications for allegedly tightening security measures after the events that occurred in one of its centers.”

uranium enrichment plant

The events took place at the uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Natanz compound was damaged on April 11 by an explosion, an “act of sabotage” that was blamed on Israel.

Iran says the country’s largest nuclear power plant has been attacked

Iran’s ambassador to international bodies in Vienna, Kazem Gharib Ebadi, told the American press that “security measures have been reasonably enhanced. The IAEA inspectors have gradually adapted to the new standards.”

Trying to revive the nuclear deal

Diplomats participate this week in the quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. They should address the issue of Iran’s nuclear program on Wednesday.

The Islamic Republic demands the lifting of US sanctions. In recent months, the country has abandoned the commitments it made in the international agreement signed in 2015.

Negotiations between the United States and the other powers involved (Iran, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China and Russia) to salvage this agreement, which were undermined by former US President Donald Trump, are currently stalled.

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