The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that it continues to carry out its safeguards activities in Iran and elsewhere despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

Iran Press/Europe: The statement also reads that the International Atomic Energy Agency will continue safeguard activities in Iran as well as in other countries.

The statement did not mention the name of any IAEA official who had issued the statement.

The IAEA said it is continuously monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak but Agency inspections safeguarding nuclear material all over the world “will not stop for a single minute”.

“While there have been widespread travel disruptions and other logistical hurdles due to the outbreak, the IAEA is taking all necessary steps to overcome such challenges,” said the Agency.

 “These safeguards activities are conducted by IAEA inspectors, who also have a range of sophisticated technical tools at their disposal”, said the statement.

April 9 is Iran's National Day of Nuclear Technology. On April 9, 2006, Iranian scientists succeeded in completing the nuclear fuel cycle on a laboratory scale. 

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