Iran’s nuclear program is once again raising concerns among members of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who claim in a new report that, despite earlier signs of cooperation this year, Tehran is leaving key questions unanswered about possible plans to ramp up its uranium enrichment capabilities by the end of this summer.


“Iran has not provided the agency with all the information, access to documents and access to individuals necessary to support Iran’s statements [that its activities are purely peaceful in intent],” the IAEA report said.

“The agency is of the view that Iran may have additional information, in particular on high explosives testing and missile-related activities which… Iran should share with the agency.

An unnamed “senior UN official” in Vienna told Reuters news agency:

“We have not got substantive answers and we could have gotten those earlier. It’s up to Iran [now].”

Gregory Schulte, the chief US delegate to the IAEA, said the report had detailed a “long list of questions that Iran has failed to answer”.

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