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Saudi Arabia endorses IAEA efforts to inspect Iran's nuclear sites

Filed on June 20, 2020
Saudi Arabia, welcomes, resolution, International Atomic Energy Agency, calling on, Iran, to give, access, nuclear, sites
Prince Khalid's remarks were made in a virtual session for the IAEA board of governors meeting.


UN nuclear watchdog fears Iranian sites could still host undeclared nuclear material or traces of it.

Saudi Arabia has welcomed a resolution by the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), calling on Iran to stop denying the agency access to two suspected former sites and to cooperate fully with it.

This was confirmed in a statement from the Kingdom's ambassador to Austria, Prince Khalid bin Sultan.

Also read: Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over Tehran nuclear dispute

The IAEA's 35-nation board of governors passed a resolution on Friday, after China expressed opposition to it, in which it raised pressure on Iran to let inspectors into the sites mentioned in two of its reports. This is because they could still host undeclared nuclear material or traces of it.

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