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Iranian guards accused of sexually harassing UN inspectors at nuclear plant

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Iranian guards sexually harrassed inspectors from the UN’s nuclear watchdog at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility multiple times in recent months, according to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal.

The incidents included inappropriate touching of female inspectors by male security guards as well as orders from the latter to remove some clothing, the report said, citing unnamed diplomats.

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed the inappropriate conduct in a statement responding to the Journal’s report but did not get into details.

“The agency immediately and firmly raised this issue with Iran to explain in very clear and unequivocal terms that such security-related incidents involving agency staff are unacceptable and must not happen again. Iran has provided explanations related to reinforced security procedures following events at one of their facilities,” an IAEA spokesman said. “As a result of this exchange........

© The Times of Israel

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