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UN nuclear watchdog to visit 2nd Iran site in ‘a few days’

SpaceWar.com reports: “The head of UN’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that inspectors would ‘in a few days’ visit the second of two sites in Iran where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place in the early 2000s.

Iran’s refusal to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to the two sites had caused a diplomatic row for months.

This had further strained efforts to save the 2015 landmark Iran nuclear deal, which has hung by a thread since the US pulled out of it in 2018.

The accord promises Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear programme, but Tehran has stepped up nuclear activities since last year after the US reimposed sanctions.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said a visit to a second site, to which the agency had requested access, was imminent following a recent visit to the first.

‘The second one will happen in a few days,’ he told reporters after opening the agency’s 35-member board of governors’ meeting…”

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