U.S. says Iran's failure to address IAEA concerns "unacceptable"

In this file photo taken on September 9, 2019, Cornel Feruta, acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), speaks during a press conference after the IAEA Board of Governors meeting at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on September 10, 2019, accused Iran of "possible undeclared nuclear activities," as the UN's nuclear watchdog presses Tehran for answers on its atomic safeguards. "The Iranian regime's lack of full coopera

The United States said Tuesday it was unacceptable that Iran was not fully cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency's investigation of its nuclear programme, but repeated it remained open to talks with Tehran on a "comprehensive deal".

"Any indication that Iran is providing insufficient cooperation to the IAEA on a matter involving potential undeclared nuclear material or activities raises serious and profound questions," the U.S. statement to a quarterly IAEA Board of Governors meeting said.

"Iran's failure to resolve the Agency's concerns on this matter is completely unacceptable and should be of deep concern to all who support the IAEA and its safeguards verification regime."