Tue May 14, 2019, 11:07 AM

Iran Snap Nuclear Inspections Jump as Tensions With U.S. Rise

•Nuclear monitors conducted record surprise visits in 2018
•Iran has ‘most robust verfication system in existence’

By Jonathan Tirone
May 10, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT

Snap inspections at Iranian nuclear facilities jumped last year, underscoring the wide-reaching ability of international monitors to access potential sites that could feed clandestine research.

The finding was included in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest Safeguards Implementation Report, which is circulating among nuclear-security officials as the specter of another Middle Eastern conflict rises. Europe in particular has found itself squeezed between hostile governments in Washington and Tehran after the U.S. left the nuclear deal and slapped sanctions on Iran.

According to a copy of the restricted report published this week and obtained by Bloomberg News, inspectors deployed in Iran conducted a record number of so-called complementary accesses for a third year running in 2018. Almost 400 inspectors spent some 1,867 person-days combing Iranian sites and triggered more than three surprise visits a month.

“These snap inspections are a reflection of the concern, particularly among Europeans, that Iran would ramp up nuclear work in a clandestine fashion after the U.S. left the nuclear deal,” said Ellie Geranmayeh, a senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Iran Snap Inspections

Monitors conducted more than three surprise visits a month last year
Source: IAEA Safeguards Implementation Report


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Tue May 14, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. Let the UN handle it.

I don't believe anything that is coming out of " special intelligence " from Israel.

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