Tehran 0
17 June 2020

In response to the IAEA Director General’s report on Iran refusing to grant the Agency access to two locations, Iran’s representative told the IAEA Board that “Iran has raised two main ambiguities and concerns… first, the requests by the IAEA are based on invalid and safeguards-irrelevant information which are neither publicly available (open-source information), nor valid and verifiable… second, Iran has also expressed its serious concerns over attempts to open an endless process of verifying and cleaning-up of ever-continuing fabricated allegations”. He further argued that “these allegations date back to more than seventeen years ago, have not been proved, do not enjoy any urgency and do not pose any risk of proliferation… one of the two locations is a farm and the other a desert”. “As a matter of sovereignty”, the Iranian envoy added, “no country opens its territory to the inspections only based on continuous allegations provided by its own enemy, even if it is evident that the result of which will prove those allegations to be false”.

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