US Accuses Iran Of 'Possible Undeclared Nuclear Activities'

Cornel Feruta acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaks during a press conference after the IAEA Board of Governors meeting at the agency's headquarters in Vienna Austria on September 9. — AFP  File

Amid the questions raised about the warehouse, Iran has announced that plans to use more advanced centrifuges than allowed under its nuclear deal with world powers.

The effort comes two weeks before the annual U.N. General Assembly session at which Iran is expected to be a major agenda item amid efforts by France to convince Trump to meet Iranian leaders.

Even as President Donald Trump dismissed his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton, the administration pressed ahead with accusations of Iranian untrustworthiness and deceit.

Pompeo made the comments at a news briefing to unveil new sanctions on groups including Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Later in the day, on the other hand, the prime minister said that he doesn't "tell the president of the US who he should meet and who he shouldn't meet".

Rouhani has said he won't talk with Trump until the administration has lifted sanctions re-imposed after Trump pulled the USA out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The announcement of new sanctions comes one day before the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on NY and Washington, which were carried out by Al-Qaeda.

On Tuesday, Washington joined Israel in accusing Iran of new deceptions about its nuclear program, a move that further strained European-led attempts to salvage a multinational deal. In a statement issued on Monday, he stressed that the regime's nuclear activities remain a cause for serious concern.

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Cornel Feruta was addressing the quarterly board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a day after meeting high-level Iranian officials in Tehran.

"The world won't fall for it", Pompeo said.

"The Americans are gaining more privileges through negotiations with Iran, and we should take the next steps (to reduce nuclear commitments) earnestly to counter their attitudes", Izadi added.

Pompeo tweeted on September 10 that Tehran's "lack of cooperation" with the United Nations nuclear watchdog "fits into Iran's 40-year pattern of lies".

A potential summit between Trump and the Iranian leadership sparked interest from the mogul-turned-president, but it is adamantly opposed by Netanyahu, who faces elections next week and sees Iran as an existential threat.

Iran has said it will negotiate only if Washington lifts the sanctions.

Netanyahu said Israel found out about the site during a daring raid into Tehran and that the regime demolished the site sometime between late June and late July after realizing that Israel was aware.

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