'We have nothing to hide', Iran envoy replies to US allegation
Iran's permanent envoy to Vienna-based international organizations said all of its nuclear activities are monitored by IAEA policing its nuclear deal with major powers, and the country has nothing to hide.
“We have nothing to hide,” Gharibabadi told reporters after an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) 35-nation Board of Governors called by the United States.
This is while, President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that US sanctions on Iran would be increased "substantially" soon.
Iran has long been secretly “enriching,” in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made by John Kerry and the Obama Administration. Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2019
Washington also used the session of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors to accuse Iran of extortion, but Iran's measure to enrich uranium to 4.5% purity does not encounter any safeguard- and protocol-related restrictions, and is related to the JCPOA.
Iran is reacting to harsh US economic sanctions imposed on Tehran since Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the nuclear deal in 2018.
Tehran has announced tha all its steps were reversible if Washington returned to the agreement.
However, the US, via making claims, tries to introduce Iran as the one responsible for the destruction of the JCPOA.