Saudi Arabia has revealed that it supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s efforts to intensify inspections into Iran's nuclear sites and activities, confirming Iran's intransigence on the issue.
On Thursday, Saudi ambassador to Austria Prince Abdullah Bin Khalid Bin Sultan praised the important role of the IAEA, and the report of its Director General Rafael Grossi on the safeguards agreement concluded under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) with Iran, following the latest developments in Iran's nuclear program.
During his speech at the IAEA Board of Governors session, the Saudi diplomat affirmed that the Grossi report has become necessary to keep the council and the member states fully updated with developments on Iran's violations of the safeguards agreement, and the additional protocol in light of the agency's responsibility to ensure that Iran does not deviate from the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Bin Sultan added that the report: "Shows the Iranian side's intransigence in dealing with the agency's demands that have lasted for more than a year, which reflects Iran's lack of seriousness in cooperating with the agency despite its efforts."
Member states from the UN atomic agency board also voted on Friday to condemn Iran for their lack of cooperation with its inquest into Iran's nuclear activities, in a step that gives the US new motives to abort the Iranian nuclear deal, according to The Wall Street Journal.