The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog recently slammed Iran after it refused to answer questions about three potentially undeclared nuclear sites. In an interview Tuesday, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said the country’s lack of cooperation could spur on a new nuclear crisis.
A recent report by the agency found Iran has more than tripled its supply of enriched uranium within the past three months, which is an amount in strict violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.
The IAEA sent three separate letters to Iran, but reportedly did not receive a response and were even denied access to two of the sites.
“We haven’t been receiving the necessary cooperation from Iran on certain clarifications, access and information that we need, not directly related to the JCPOA (Iran Nuclear deal), ” Grossi explained. “…But rather to the comprehensive safeguards agreement and the additional protocol that they have in place, which requires them to help us and collaborate with us.”