Iran has nothing to hide, says Tehran’s IAEA ambassador

All of Iran’s nuclear activities are monitored by the UN nuclear watchdog policing its nuclear deal with major powers, its ambassador to the watchdog said on Wednesday, following claims by US President Donald Trump that the country was secretly enriching uranium.

“We have nothing to hide,” Kazem Gharib Abadi told reporters after an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) 35-nation Board of Governors called by the United States.

Gharib Abadi said the current impasse was the result of the Washington’s “outlaw behaviour” and condemned what he called the “sadistic tendency” of the US to impose sanctions on Iran.

Washington used the meeting to accuse Iran of nuclear “extortion” after it inched past the deal’s limit on enrichment levels over the past week, while still offering to hold talks with Tehran.

“There is no way to read this as anything other than a crude and transparent attempt to extort payments from

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