UN inspectors have repeatedly detected radiation at Iranian sites, indicating the existence of a clandestine nuclear weapons program.
On Sunday, the United Nations nuclear chief accepted Iran’s decision to restrict access to its nuclear sites.
The U.N. watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) acquiesced to Tehran’s move to giving international inspectors “less access” to its facilities amid mounting evidence of nuclear activity at some of these sites.
Under the agreement, the U.N. nuclear watchdog forfeited its right to carry out suspected nuclear sites’ snap inspections.
“There is less access, let’s face it. But still we were able to retain the necessary degree of monitoring and verification work,” IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said, justifying the “a temporary technical understanding” reached with Iran.
The statement is hardly credible. Even the U.N.’s reports show that Iran has been advancing its nuclear program despite the purported monitoring and inspections. The IAEA inspectors have repeatedly detected radiations at Iranian nuclear sites, indicating a clandestine weapons program.
“The U.N. nuclear watchdog found uranium particles at two Iranian sites it inspected after months of stonewalling,” Reuters disclosed just last week.
The Associated Press reported the U.N. capitulation before Iranian nuclear bullying:
Iran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will still be able to monitor Tehran’s work, the U.N. atomic watchdog’s chief said Sunday.
Rafael Grossi’s comments came after an emergency trip to Iran in which he said the International Atomic Energy Agency reached a “technical understanding” with Tehran to continue to allow monitoring of its nuclear program for up to three months. (…)
“The hope of the IAEA has been to stabilize a situation which was very unstable,” Grossi said at the airport after his arrival back in Vienna, where the agency is based. “I think this technical understanding does it so that other political consultations at other levels can take place and most importantly we can avoid a situation in which we would have been, in practical terms, flying blind.”
Grossi, the IAEA’s director general, offered few specifics of the agreement he had reached with Iranian leaders. He said the number of inspectors on the ground would remain the same but that “what changes is the type of activity” the agency was able to carry out, without elaborating further.
The U.N. made these concessions ahead of Tuesday’s deadline set by the Iranian parliament to restrict international inspections and disable IAEA surveillance cameras at the nuclear sites if President Joe Biden’s administration did not lift all U.S. sanctions.
Impressed by Iranian bullying and threats, the Biden White House on Friday agreed to reenter nuclear talks. It reversed outgoing President Donald Trump’s decision to enforce U.N. sanctions and weapons embargo on the regime.
The move formally ends Trump’s policy of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran. It paves the way for China and Russia to sell advanced weapons and air defense systems to the rogue Shia-Islamic regime. Given Iran’s status as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, a substantial part of this weaponry would end up in the hands of Palestinian, Arab, and other Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East.
With the Biden-Harris administration undoing President Trump’s legacy of strength and bringing back Obama-era policy of appeasement, Iran is confident that Washington will soon lift all sanctions imposed by the previous president.
“We predict with confidence that diplomatic initiatives will result in a favourable outcome despite the diplomatic wrangling, (…) including the lifting of all sanctions in the near future,” Iranian regime spokesman Ali Rabiei declared on Saturday.
“Biden admin rescinds UN sanctions on Iran”
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