| 21 June 2021, Monday | النسخة العربية

Iran fails to explain uranium traces found at several sites

The United Nations nuclear watchdog quarterly report showed on Monday that Iran could not explain traces of processed uranium from multiple undeclared locations, perhaps creating a new diplomatic clash between Tehran and the West.

Three months ago, the United Kingdom, France and Germany scrapped a US-supported plan to criticize Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35 nation Board of Governors for failing to fully explain the origin of the particles.

“After many months, Iran has not provided the necessary explanation for the presence of the nuclear material particles at any of the three locations where the Agency has conducted complementary accesses (inspections),” a report by Grossi to member states seen by Reuters said. Grossi had hoped to report progress in the talks before the board meets again next week.