IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, commenting on Iran’s nuclear program, stressed that “good words will not do it. What you need to do is to be transparent and compliant and work with us. We are ready and I hope they will be as well… They have a very ambitious nuclear program that needs to be verified in the appropriate way. The program is moving ahead very, very fast and not only ahead, but sideways as well, because it’s growing in ambition and in capacity”. The following day, speaking at the NPT Review Conference, Grossi emphasised: “If we are to offer credible assurances that Iran’s sizable and growing nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes, Iran must grant IAEA inspectors access commensurate to the size of that program and provide us complete information… The lack of progress in verifying the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program will have consequences on the regional security landscape”.
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