IAEA chief worried Israel could hit Iranian nuclear sites, kept inspectors home Monday

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog says he is concerned about Israel possibly targeting Iranian nuclear facilities, but that International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of Iranian facilities will resume on Tuesday.

Iran closed its nuclear facilities on Sunday over “security considerations,” IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi says. While they reopened on Monday, he kept IAEA inspectors away “until we see that the situation is completely calm.”

“We are going to resume tomorrow,” Grossi tells reporters in New York. “This has not had an impact on our inspection activity.”

Asked about the possibility of an Israel strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, Grossi says “We are always concerned about this possibility.” He urges “extreme restraint.”

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