Iran cites nationality for refusing to permit entry to UN nuclear expert

By REUTERS
November 12, 2014 19:11

VIENNA - Iran said on Wednesday it did not let a UN atomic agency official into the country as part of a team investigating its disputed nuclear activities because of the person's nationality.

Ambassador Reza Najafi declined to say what country the IAEA official came from. But other diplomats have told Reuters the individual, who five times has been denied entry into Iran, is American and a nuclear weapons expert.

"We decided not to issue a visa for that specific staff of a certain nationality," Najafi told Reuters, adding this had nothing to do with Iran's work with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). "This is because of the nationality."


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