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Austria | IAEA envoy: Iran will never allow security of nuclear facilities to be compromised

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has stressed that Iran never compromises its national security and safety of its nuclear facilities.

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Kazem Gharibabadi said that he had presented a report of the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, Austria, which addressed safeguard and protocol issues, and also detailed the case of the suspected IAEA inspector.

With regards to the inspector, he said that she was suspected of carrying dangerous materials with herself, Iran Press reported.

Garibabadi said he submitted to the board a comprehensive report of what has happened to the inspector since her entrance to the Natanz nuclear site, Isfahan, central Iran, until her exit from the country, stressing that Iran has security concerns over the issue.

During the inspector's presence in the nuclear facility the detector alarm was activated showing that she could have carried dangerous materiasl with herself, he explained.

"Detectors were not used only once but for several places even they were used to inspect her briefcase and the restroom that she had used; the detector alarm was activated," he further explained.

According to Gahribabdi, the detector indicated that there in the Washing room, some materials have been identified; from all of the suspected points the inspector was present, sampling was done.

"This is considered as an alarm for us and we cannot simply ignore it; some other inspectors were with the suspected one, yet the detectors showed no alarm for them but for her in three different places, when in primary inspection; when in the restroom, and when in her hotel room and her personal things," Iran's ambassador to IAEA stressed.

He went on to say: "We demanded the IAEA inspector must collaborate, enquiring about the material that she has carried with her, and tried to dispose off in the bathroom (WC)".