IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi maintained that “it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to do the job [on Iran’s nuclear activities]… If they want to have someone saying that things are correct and there is no deviation or whatever, we have to have the ability to do what we need to do and at this moment we don’t have it”. “We need the access that is commensurate with a nuclear program of such sophistication and ambition”, he added. Grossi went on to assert: “we need to verify. Without verifying, how are the powers that be going to walk into a negotiation without knowing what is the real situation on the ground?”
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