Iran to grant UN watchdog access to 2 suspected ex-nuclear sites

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Iran to grant UN watchdog access to 2 suspected ex-nuclear sites

Tehran (Web Desk): Iran has agreed to allow the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog to access two suspected former secret nuclear sites, after a months-long standoff between the two sides.


The agreement reached on Wednesday came during a visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi to Tehran for high-level talks.

"Iran is voluntarily providing the IAEA with access to the two locations specified by the IAEA," Grossi and the head of Iran's nuclear agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, said in a joint statement.

"Dates for the IAEA access and the verification activities have been agreed."

In exchange, the agency said it would pursue no further questions regarding this issue.

"Both sides recognise the independence, impartiality and professionalism of the IAEA continue to be essential in the fulfilment of its verification activities," the statement said.