US says Iran must let UN inspectors into nuke site or face diplomatic action

The United States has warned Iran that it will face diplomatic steps against it if the decision to block UN inspectors from accessing the Karaj nuclear facility isn’t reversed.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday that its inspectors were seeking to replace and fix up cameras at the site but were turned away, with a statement from the agency’s head, Rafael Grossi, saying the move violated a September 12 agreement to allow inspectors to service the surveillance equipment.

“We call on Iran to provide the IAEA with needed access without further delay,” says a US statement to an IAEA board meeting, according to Reuters. “If Iran fails to do so, we will be closely consulting with other Board Members in the coming days on an appropriate response.”

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