Iran Nuclear

IAEA officials unsure Iran’s nuclear program is ‘exclusively peaceful’ after Tehran refused to answer requests for details on nuclear material at three undeclared sites.


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cannot guarantee Iran’s nuclear program is for “exclusively” peaceful purposes because Tehran has not answered the agency’s requests for details on nuclear material found at three undeclared sites, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).

According to AFP, which has seen a report from the IAEA, the agency’s director-general Rafael Grossi was “increasingly concerned that Iran has not engaged with the agency on the outstanding safeguards issues during this reporting period.”

The report said the IAEA could not “provide assurances that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful.”

According to a second IAEA report, also reported by AFP, Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is 19 times larger than the amount agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal. It now stands at 3,940 kilograms, which is 131 kilograms more than a previous quarterly report.