The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) voiced this week that the Islamic Republic’s undisclosed nuclear activity is very alarming; Grossi: We found traces of uranium that has been subject to industrial processing in different places, which had not been declared by Iran. That is a big problem.
Rafael Grossi, the Director General of the IAEA, voiced significant concern this week regarding Iran’s continued lack of transparency regarding its nuclear activity, which continues to surface in undisclosed locations. Sites have been uncovered in multiple areas throughout the country in the last year, with two more being discovered recently.
The director voiced his concerns while talks continue in Vienna regarding the salvaging of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal. Upon the revelation of more undisclosed locations, Grossi claimed he has communicated to Iranian officials that “This is going to affect the credibility of your country in general and the chances for any bigger wider agreement that you want to enter with your counterparts in the JCPOA.”
Regardless of the IAEA’s multiple findings throughout the Islamic Republic, Tehran insists that it has only peaceful intentions concerning its nuclear agenda.
Grossi continued, “We found traces of uranium that has been subject to industrial processing in different places, which had not been declared by Iran. That is a big problem…We know that something happened here. There is no way around it. We have found this. There was material here. When was this? What has happened with this equipment? Where is the material. They have to answer.”
Iran has now reached a 60% uranium-enrichment level, something that Grossi insisted only countries producing bombs would do.