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Iran revokes accreditation of a third of IAEA staff

Sep 17, 2023

Iran revoked the accreditation of about a third of the IAEA inspectors working in the country.


RBC-Ukraine reports this with reference to DW.

It is noted that the suspended inspectors were engaged in inspections under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Safeguards Agreement. They were all "experienced experts with unique knowledge of enrichment technologies".

"With today's decision, Iran has effectively removed about one-third of the Agency's core group of the most experienced inspectors assigned to Iran," the IAEA said.

According to the agency, Iran has taken this step in a way that has "directly and seriously" affected the IAEA's ability to effectively conduct its inspections.

"I strongly condemn this disproportionate and unprecedented unilateral measure, which affects the normal planning and conduct of the Agency's verification activities in Iran and openly contradicts the cooperation that should exist between the Agency and Iran," said IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 17/09/2023

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