Tehran 0
23 March 2021

Discussing the presence of uranium traces at undeclared locations in Iran, IAEA Director General Raphael Grossi said: “We need to know what was going on there, we need to know exactly what kind of activities were taking place there, and we need to know if there was material, where is this material now?”. He further maintained that “my obligation is to make sure that everything is duly accounted for, otherwise we may repeat past experiences where the IAEA was accounting for things in other places forbidden or undeclared activities were ongoing so it is an urgent matter. It is something that requires clarification, because, without that, the shadow of the cloud will be looming large over anything we do with Iran”. Iran’s IAEA representative asserted that Grossi’s remarks “only further undermine the IAEA’s credibility with Iran and create serious obstacle ahead of success of any of IAEA Director-General’s subsequent initiatives”. The “JCPOA faces many problems and complexities and there is no need to complicate it with such strange positions”, he added.

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