Iran To Allow UN Watchdog Access To Its Nuclear Sites

ICBPS– The Islamic Republic of Iran has agreed to allow the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog’s inspectors to access two untold secret nuclear sites — in exchange, the IAEA says it will pursue no further questions regarding the issue.

The global watchdog has repeatedly criticized the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) for not answering its questions about the undeclared nuclear material and nuclear activities at the two sites, which was disclosed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be a “secret atomic warehouse” — located in Turquzabad village in Kahrizak Rural District, 27 Km away from the Iranian capital.

After a months-long standoff between IAEA and IRI, Tehran finally to give the inspectors access to two untold nuclear sites.

The revealed evidence suggested that IRI breached its commitment under the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and facilitating an Additional Protocol that Tehran agreed to implement in 2015.

The so-called agreement reached on Wednesday came during a visit by the IAEA chief Rafael Grossi to Tehran for high-level talks.

Previously, on August 19, the Secretary of State expressed that the international community must speak with a single voice.

In a joint statement, Grossi and the head of IRI’s Nuclear Agency Ali Akbar Salehi declared that “Tehran is voluntarily providing the IAEA with access to the two nuclear sites specified by the IAEA.”

“Dates for the IAEA access and the verification activities have been agreed,” reported Al Jazeera.

The agreement came after IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi flew to Tehran on Monday, August 24, 2020, to talk with IRI’s senior officials about nuclear conflicts.

At the start of this 2020, the IAEA asked Tehran to provide access to the untold nuclear sites so that inspectors could carry out environmental sampling.

The IAEA had for months sought access to the sites in Tehran and Isfahan, where IRI stored and used undeclared nuclear material.

In June, the IAEA stepped up pressure on IRI when its Board of Governors passed a resolution calling it to let inspectors into the nuclear sites and cooperate with the agency, however, Tehran had refused to allow access arguing that the UN’s nuclear watchdog’s requests were based on allegations from Israeli PM.

IRI insists it has never sought nuclear weapons, but evidence previously collected by the IAEA proved that until 2003 it conducted “a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” as Uranium traces found in the Turquzabad warehouse flagged by Netanyahu indicated that Tehran has deceived the international community continuously – even after the so-called Iran Deal.

Now, the world may know why President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the so-called Iran Deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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