UN investigation of Iran’s nuclear program

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations nuclear watchdog, has visited an old Iranian nuclear plant. After lengthy negotiations between the two sides over the past few months, Iran has allowed them to inspect their nuclear facilities. According to the BBC, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claims that the amount of uranium stored in Iran is 2,105 kilograms. Which is 10 times the amount described in the nuclear deal. According to the nuclear agreement with six world powers in 2015, reserves should be less than 300 kg.

The IAEA alleges that Iran is conducting nuclear activities at its two installations without notifying the IAEA. Tehran later allowed them to inspect two nuclear facilities. The latest report from the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that it has given inspectors access to Iran’s two nuclear facilities. A report released at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on Friday (4 September) stated that the agency’s inspectors had already inspected the facility. Others are expected to visit later this month.

During a visit to Tehran last week, IAEA chief Rafael Grassi met Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. At the time, Iran voluntarily agreed to open two of its nuclear facilities to IAEA inspectors. Iran’s joint statement with Grossi was included in yesterday’s IAEA report.

According to the report, Iran is still enriching uranium at 4.5 levels; However, in the nuclear deal, the country promised to enrich uranium to a maximum of 3.6 levels. At the same time, the report said, Iran’s current uranium reserves are 10 times the amount stipulated in the agreement.

Following the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal and Europe’s failure to meet its commitments, Iran gradually reduced its commitments to the deal last year, and at one point Tehran announced that Iran is being forced to suspend all commitments.

Meanwhile, Tehran has commented that a recent IAEA report hinted at constructive cooperation with Iran. Kazem Garibabadi, Iran’s permanent representative IAEA, made the remark during a visit to Vienna on Friday night.

Speaking to reporters, Garibari said that the IAEA’s cooperation with Iran had made positive progress in the last three months. He hoped that all IAEA member countries and the Executive Council would welcome Iran’s proposal to cooperate with the organization.

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