Saudi Arabia calls on IAEA to continue exposing Iran’s nuclear activities

Saudi Arabia calls on IAEA to continue exposing Iran’s nuclear activities
The IAEA has said Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium was more than 12 times the limit set in the nuclear deal. (File/AFP)
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Updated 18 November 2020

Saudi Arabia calls on IAEA to continue exposing Iran’s nuclear activities

Saudi Arabia calls on IAEA to continue exposing Iran’s nuclear activities
  • The IAEA Director General confirmed that Iran had begun operating centrifuges installed at an underground site
  • IAEA: Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is more than 12 times the limit set in the nuclear deal

LONDON: Saudi Arabia called on the UN atomic watchdog agency to continue exposing Iran’s nuclear activities on Wednesday.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should also intensify searches within the Islamic Republic to uncover sites that it may use to conduct undisclosed nuclear activities, the Kingdom’s governor to the agency, Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan, said.
The IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi confirmed on Wednesday that Iran had begun operating centrifuges installed at an underground site in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.
Prince Abdullah said Iran is using the deal as a bridge to reach its goals and permanently threaten international security and safety.
In a report last week, the IAEA said Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium was more than 12 times the limit set in the nuclear deal.


Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

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Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 357 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 70

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.