Iran calls for int'l probe into Saudi "non-transparent" nuke program

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-15 20:37:04|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to carry out verification activities about Saudi Arabia's nuclear program, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs, Mohsen Baharvand, said that Saudi Arabia's "non-transparent" nuclear activities and its refusal to allow IAEA inspections are a source of concern, according to Tasnim.

The IAEA must be able to practice verification activities in Saudi Arabia, Baharvand said in a recent meeting with Director General of the IAEA Rafael Grossi in Vienna.

On Aug. 8, Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to international organizations, in Vienna also asked the IAEA to investigate what he called the "covert" nuclear program of Saudi Arabia. Enditem