UN nuclear watchdog says no access to key Iran enrichment data since February


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UN nuclear watchdog says no access to key Iran enrichment data since February
Lacking data, IAEA forced to issue estimate of uranium stockpiles; says there was likely a slowdown in enrichment after mysterious blast in April at Natanz facility
By KIYOKO METZLER and David Rising

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog has not been able to access data important to monitoring Iran’s nuclear program since late February, when the Islamic Republic started restricting international inspections of its facilities, the agency said Monday. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported in a confidential document, distributed to member countries and seen by The Associated Press, that it has “not had access to the data from its online enrichment monitors and electronic seals, or had access to the measurement recordings registered by its installed measurement devices” since February 23.

While the IAEA and Iran earlier acknowledged the restrictions limited access to surveillance cameras at Iranian facilities, Monday’s report indicated that they went much further. The IAEA acknowledged it could only provide an estimate of Iran’s overall nuclear stockpile as it continues to enrich uranium at its highest level ever. Iran started limiting inspections in a bid to put pressure on the government of US President Joe Biden to lift crippling sanctions reimposed after then-president Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran unilaterally in 2018.

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Wings Like Eagles

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Iran will not be permitted to develop nuclear weapons--but that does not preclude them from purchasing a few. Biden has made that possibility more available to the Iranians by lifting the crippling sanctions that were placed on them. He even imported oil from them last month! The nutcases in Tehran will NOT be appeased.