Iran informs IAEA of decision to withdraw designation of several experienced inspectors

VIENNA (Reuters): The UN nuclear watchdog condemned on Saturday what it called Iran’s “disproportionate and unprecedented” move to bar about a third of the agency’s most experienced inspectors assigned to the country, hindering its ability to oversee Tehran’s nuclear activities.

“I strongly condemn this disproportionate and unprecedented unilateral measure which affects the normal planning and conduct of Agency verification activities in Iran and openly contradicts the cooperation that should exist between the Agency and Iran,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi said in a statement.