(UnitedVoice.com) – In early September, Iran reached an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog. The Iranian government reportedly agreed to allow the agency access to its surveillance equipment at the Karaj nuclear site. Just weeks later, the adversarial country is breaking its word.
Iran and IAEA spar over access to Karaj nuclear site https://t.co/Jf2Xo0oHkn
— Al-Monitor (@AlMonitor) September 28, 2021
On September 26, the IAEA accused Iran of refusing to allow inspectors into the country to service the surveillance equipment. According to a statement from the watchdog, Director Rafael Grossi said the country’s refusal to allow the agency to access is “contrary to the agreed terms.”
In a statement to the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors, President Joe Biden’s administration said it was “deeply troubled by Iran’s refusal to provide” the agency with access per their agreement. Further, the US condemned the Iranian governor for not inviting the IAEA Director General to Tehran to discuss unresolved questions. The administration urged Iran to cooperate or face the consequences.
On September 27, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slammed Iran, saying the country has crossed all nuclear “red lines.” He vowed his country “will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
Iran is considered the largest state-sponsor of terrorism. If the country were able to obtain a nuclear weapon, it would put the entire world at risk. President Joe Biden and the UN need to do everything possible to stop that from happening.
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