Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, speaking in Tehran in 2009.
Iran made another defiant gesture with regard to its relations with the United Nations on Monday by officially declaring that two U.N. nuclear inspectors will not be granted entry to survey the country’s nuclear plants. Over to you, IAEA. —KA
Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said Tehran barred the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors “due to their presentation of false information and early disclosure of official data,” according to the news agency.
The IAEA confirmed that Iran objected to two of its inspectors.