Iran bars two IAEA inspectors: report


Iran has barred two UN nuclear inspectors from entering the Islamic Republic, a senior official was quoted as saying on Monday, in a further escalation of an international dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the two were declared persona non-grata for authoring an “untruthful” report by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the country’s nuclear work.
Salehi did not name them nor give details over what elements of the report he did not believe were accurate.
In a report in late May, the IAEA said Iran was preparing extra equipment to enrich uranium to higher levels and continued to stockpile nuclear material. —Reuters