Blinken suggests Iran not a responsible actor on nuclear program
Iran's decision to bar some U.N. nuclear inspectors suggests it is not interested in being a responsible actor on its atomic program, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday.
The comments suggested Washington is skeptical of Tehran's desire to engage seriously on restricting its nuclear program.
On Saturday, the head of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) nuclear watchdog condemned Iran's move to bar multiple inspectors assigned to the country, hindering its oversight of Tehran's atomic activities.
Iran said it was responding to a call led by the United States and three European allies for Tehran to cooperate immediately with the Vienna-based agency on issues including explaining uranium traces found at undeclared sites.