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US says Iran’s failure to address IAEA concerns ‘unacceptable’

US says Iran’s failure to address 
IAEA concerns ‘unacceptable’

Reuters
VIENNA
The United States on Tuesday said it was “totally unacceptable” for Iran to drag its feet in cooperating with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, which is seeking answers to issues that diplomats say include the discovery of uranium traces at an undeclared site.
“Any indication that Iran is providing insufficient cooperation to the IAEA on a matter involving potential undeclared nuclear material or activities raises serious and profound questions,” the US statement to a quarterly IAEA Board of Governors meeting said.
“Iran’s failure to resolve the Agency’s concerns on this matter is completely unacceptable and should be of deep concern to all who support the IAEA and its safeguards verification regime.”
Iran has guaranteed the IAEA access to its nuclear programme as part of a 2015 deal with world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs on its atomic activities in return for access to world trade.
The IAEA’s acting chief Cornel Feruta has travelled to Tehran in recent days. He said his call to step up cooperation was “very well understood” by Iranian officials he met.

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