14 May 2024

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi warned that “we are moving closer to a situation where there is a big, huge question mark about what they [ie, Iran] are doing and why they are doing it…Without meaningful engagement, without us being able to have capacity to see and to see more in Iran, my ability to guarantee that everything is for peaceful uses in Iran would be limited and perhaps approaching the moment where I would not be able to say that any more… It would be a very critical juncture because the international community would have to grapple with the reality that we don’t know what Iran may or may not have and the countries will draw their conclusions”. He also noted: “I see in them a recognition that it is better to have some engagement than to continue on a completely divergent course, leading to more escalation and perhaps even more danger, including war”.

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