Iran’s Lack of Cooperation Regrettable, IAEA Says

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Monday that Iran has made no progress on outstanding issues, including an improved monitoring system for Tehran’s nuclear program, calling the situation regrettable.

Back in March, Tehran vowed to reactivate surveillance devices it disconnected in June 2022 amid deteriorating relations with the West but that didn’t happen,

The agency said in a confidential report that the UN nuclear watchdog’s director general Rafael Grossi insists that Tehran cooperates with the agency in earnest and in a sustained way in order to fulfill its commitments.

A separate report by IAEA shows that Iran’s total estimated stockpile of enriched uranium of 3,795.5 kilograms in August was more than 18 times the limit of 202.8 kilograms set in a 2015 accord between Tehran and the West although it was lower by 949 kilograms than in May.

Compared to May, when Iran’s stockpile of uranium enriched up to 60 percent was 114.1 kilos, it is now up to 121.6 kilos, along with 535.8 kilos of uranium enriched up to 20 percent (up from 470.9 kilos last May).

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