The United States has declared its full support for the monitoring and verification activities of IAEA in Iran.
State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagos on Friday quoted Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Michael Pompeo as saying that his country was concerned that Iran was not cooperating sufficiently with the IAEA.
Pompeo also expressed deep concern about what the IAEA raised at a special meeting of its board of governors, where it said it had discovered evidence of possible undeclared nuclear material in Iran.
He pointed out that it must clarify where these nuclear materials came from and where they are now, adding that his country learned this week that Iran had detained the agency inspector, describing this as an outrageous act of intimidation and unjustified.
“We call on Iran to resolve these issues immediately with the IAEA and to give its inspectors the privileges and immunities they are entitled to”, he said.