Iran may be engaging in "undeclared nuclear material and activities," a nuclear watchdog agency revealed this week, raising concerns that the Islamic theocracy might be developing weapons outside of international oversight.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a declassified letter released on Friday that earlier in the year it had "identified a number of questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities at three locations in Iran that had not been declared by Iran."
The agency multiple times requested "clarifications" regarding Iran's nuclear activities, including its use of uranium and whether it had engaged in research and development of nuclear processes.
Yet Iran refused to allow inspectors access to sites where possible nuclear projects were ongoing. The country said it would "not recognize any allegation on past activities and does not consider itself obliged to respond to such allegations."