The United Nation’s nuclear watchdog, which has been extremely active in Iran in recent years, released a new report that revealed several concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear agenda; The IAEA cited another undisclosed site where it believes nuclear activity took place; They also addressed Tehran’s growing uranium stockpile.
According to a newly-released report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran has increased its enriched uranium stockpile to an amount dangerously beyond the limit set in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of action (JCPOA). The limit set under the terms of the nuclear deal is 300 kilograms (over 661 pounds). As of mid-February, the Islamic Republic is now housing nearly 3,000 kilograms (over 6,613 pounds).
While the Iranian regime’s violations of the nuclear deal come as no surprise, the alarming reality is the numbers that are involved. Iran began publicly violating the terms of the JCPOA after the Trump administration formally withdrew from it in 2018.
In what was another concerning revelation from the IAEA, an additional undisclosed site has been discovered that is believed to have been involved in Iran’s nuclear program as far back as 2018 – a site that was targeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “secret atomic warehouse”.
The IAEA said, “The agency is deeply concerned that undeclared nuclear material may have been present at this undeclared location and that such nuclear material remains unreported by Iran under its safeguards agreement… After 18 months, Iran has not provided the necessary, full and technically credible explanation for the presence of the nuclear material particles.”
This, of course, follows the IAEA’s discovery just weeks ago of other sites the Iranians failed to inform the organization about, which is also in violation of the terms of the deal.