IAEA concerned about possible nuclear material at Iran site flagged by Israel

The UN’s atomic watchdog says it’s “deeply concerned” by the possible presence of nuclear material at an undeclared site in Iran.

“The agency is deeply concerned that undeclared nuclear material may have been present at this undeclared location and that such nuclear material remains unreported by Iran under its safeguards agreement,” a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency seen by AFP says.

“After 18 months, Iran has not provided the necessary, full and technically credible explanation for the presence of the nuclear material particles,” the report says.

The site in question is in the Turquzabad district of Tehran, previously identified by Israel as an alleged site of secret atomic activity.

Sources say there is no indication the site has been used for processing uranium, but that it could have been used for storing it as late as the end of 2018.

Illustrative: Iran’s alleged atomic warehouse in Turquzabad, Tehran. (YouTube screenshot)
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