Based on an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report that was seen by the AFP news site, Iran has been denying IAEA’s inspectors access to two of its sites with possible historic nuclear activity for more than four months. This, according to IAEA seriously concerns them.
IAEA has questions in its report, on the possible “use or storage of nuclear material”, at the two sites and that one of them, “may have been used for the processing and conversion of uranium ore including fluorination in 2003”
IAEA’s question, according to AFPs diplomatic sources, is on the historic nuclear programme in Iran and not on its current activities.
In 2015, Iran reached an agreement with the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China to limit its nuclear activities.
In another IAEA report, they warned Iran that they have already exceeded the maximum amount of enriched uranium agreed upon in its 2015 deal. Iran was only allowed up to 202.8kg of uranium in a particular compound form. They have exceeded the limit at nearly eight times the original deal.
In an AFP report, it said that Iran has been “progressively breaking the restrictions” from the 2015 deal, as a “retaliation to US President’s Trump withdrawal from the accord in 2018 and the US’s subsequent re-impositions of sanctions” on Iran’s nuclear activities.