UN nuclear watchdog asks Iran to ‘immediately’ cooperate

VIENNA (HRNW) – The head of the UN s atomic watchdog on Monday urged Iran to “cooperate immediately and fully” with the agency, as a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers is hanging by a thread.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on Iran to provide access to two locations, and said Tehran had failed to engage “in substantive discussions” to clarify its questions, said its new chief Rafael Grossi.

“I hope in the next few days or hours we ll be able to unblock the current situation,” he told a press conference after addressing the IAEA quarterly board of governors meeting.

Grossi said the IAEA had raised questions “related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities at three locations that have not been declared by Iran”.

He added that the lack of access to two of the three sites and Iran s failure to engage in talks was “adversely affecting the agency s ability… to provide credible assurance of the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran”.

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