The UN Nuclear agency says its experts have failed again at Iran’s refusal to cooperate in probing allegations that Tehran worked on a nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) states Iran has refused a request for access to a site where the agency suspects’ explosives, including nuclear weapons, are being tested.
Despite the IAEA and U.N.’s efforts, no agreement was reached on how to re launch the probe, which has now been on hold for four years. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the visiting IAEA team was made up of experts, not inspectors.
“The … members of the visiting delegation is not ‘inspectors.” This is an expert delegation. The purpose of visit is not inspection,” said Mehmanparast. “The aim is to negotiate about cooperation between Iran and the agency and to set a framework for a continuation of the talks.” (Reference: Guardian). The U.S. and Israel have not ruled out strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities.