IAEA Has No Evidence of Iran Developing Nuclear Weapons

20 June

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not have evidence that Iran is working on developing nuclear weapons. This was stated by the organization's Director General, Rafael Grossi, in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.


"We have no information that Iran is secretly developing a parallel nuclear program. Today, there is no evidence of its existence," he said. As the IAEA chief noted, Iran, which has joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, "does not have the right to claim" that it possesses "everything necessary to create a bomb."


"Such rhetorical games are unacceptable when it comes to nuclear weapons because they cause concerns and can provoke retaliatory actions from other countries," Grossi emphasized.


On June 5, the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a new resolution criticizing Iran for its alleged insufficient cooperation with the organization. The document was proposed by the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Russia and China voted against the resolution, considering the Western approach ineffective.


On June 8, French President Emmanuel Macron stated that Paris and Washington intend to pressure Tehran to cease actions that "destabilize the region" and to change its stance on its nuclear program.



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Based on materials from TASS