Iran cancels accreditation of UN nuclear inspector for allegedly carrying 'suspicious product' to uranium enrichment plant

Iran said on Thursday it had cancelled the accreditation of a UN nuclear inspector after she triggered an alarm last week at the entrance to the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.

Agence France-Presse November 07, 2019 22:05:33 IST
Iran cancels accreditation of UN nuclear inspector for allegedly carrying 'suspicious product' to uranium enrichment plant
  • Iran said on Thursday it had cancelled the accreditation of a UN nuclear inspector after she triggered an alarm last week at the entrance to the Natanz uranium enrichment plant

  • The check at the entrance gate to the plant in central Iran had 'triggered an alarm' raising concern that she could be carrying a 'suspect product' on her, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation said in a statement posted online

  • As a result, she was denied entry, it added, without specifying whether or not anything had been found in her possession

Tehran: Iran said on Thursday it had cancelled the accreditation of a UN nuclear inspector after she triggered an alarm last week at the entrance to the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.

Iran cancels accreditation of UN nuclear inspector for allegedly carrying suspicious product to uranium enrichment plant

Representational image. Getty Images.

The check at the entrance gate to the plant in central Iran had "triggered an alarm" raising concern that she could be carrying a "suspect product" on her, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation said in a statement posted online.

As a result, she was denied entry, it added, without specifying whether or not anything had been found in her possession.

The Iranian organisation said it had reported the incident to International Atomic Energy Agency and notified it that its inspector's accreditation had been withdrawn.

She had since left Iran for Vienna, where the IAEA is based, it said, without saying when.

"Iran's representative to the IAEA will present a full report on the matter" in Vienna later Thursday, it added.

According to a source close to the IAEA, the 35 members of its council of governors will hold a special meeting dedicated to Iran.

Under a landmark 2015 deal between Iran and major powers, its nuclear facilities are subject to continuous monitoring by the IAEA.

Updated Date:

also read

Iranian coastguards rescue 11 Indian sailors after vessel sinks
World

Iranian coastguards rescue 11 Indian sailors after vessel sinks

The boat, which was heading to the port of Sohar in Oman, came toward Iranian waters due to storms, bad weather conditions and technical problems

US to propose UN sanctions on five North Koreans after hypersonic missile launch
World

US to propose UN sanctions on five North Koreans after hypersonic missile launch

The proposal must formally go through the UN Security Council's committee on North Korean sanctions, which is comprised of the 15 members of the Security Council and whose decisions must be made unanimously

Pay your power bill or pay with your life, Myanmar soldiers warn citizens
World

Pay your power bill or pay with your life, Myanmar soldiers warn citizens

For weeks, residents say, troops have been going door to door alongside power company workers to extract payments in major urban areas, including the nation’s two largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay