Iranian technicians work at a new facility producing uranium fuel for a planned heavy-water nuclear reactor, just outside the city of Isfahan, April 9, 2009. (AP)

February 16, 2021

Germany is warning Iran against blocking inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog IAEA, a diplomatic source in Berlin told Reuters on Tuesday.

“It would be completely unacceptable should Iran obstruct IAEA inspections,” the German diplomat said.

“We urge Iran to refrain from this step, and are in close contact regarding this issue with our partners, including the United States,” the diplomat said, adding Iran needed to contribute to a de-escalation to give diplomacy a chance.

Iran said on Monday it will block snap inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog from next week if other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal do not uphold their obligations, a challenge to U.S. President Joe Biden’s hope of reviving the accord.


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Track Persia is a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East, in due process we fall upon many indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world. These ambitions commonly increase tensions and undermine stability.