Zaporizhia statement from IAEA President: Anything can happen at any moment, we are playing with fire

Zaporizhia statement from IAEA President Anything can happen at any

A frightening statement came from Rafael Grossi, President of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), regarding the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. “The IAEA has technical knowledge of what needs to be done and how to do it. A process has started but I am very worried as the shelling continues almost daily” said Grossi “So anything can happen at any moment, I’ve been saying this for months. We play with fire and we keep playing with fire.‘ he said.

ZAPORIGIA STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE IAEA

Rafael Grossi, President of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), made statements about the presence of IAEA personnel at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and the operation of the plant. Grossi stated that the IAEA is working to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone in the region, and said that he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba in separate meetings in this direction.

“WE PLAY WITH FIRE”

Noting that the situation in Zaporizhia remains serious, Grossi said, “Let’s be frank, it’s a nuclear power plant and it’s being bombed around. That’s why you have to protect it somehow. The IAEA has technical knowledge of what needs to be done and how to do it. A process has begun, but the bombardment is almost always bombarded. “I am very worried as the day continues. So anything can happen at any moment, I have been saying this for months. We are playing with fire and we continue to play with fire,” he said.

Saying that the facility is currently managed by Ukraine, Grossi said about the possibility of reaching an agreement between the parties, “This is just a process with Ukraine and of course Russia. It would be nice to have a deal today, but these are very complex issues that require multiple meetings. However, concrete actions are required. “We’re working on it. I think the fact that foreign ministers listen to our ideas is a good indicator for that,” he said.

“WE ARE IN AN UNNORMAL SITUATION”

Saying that inspections in the region continue, Grossi said, “We have limited some of our limited or interrupted capacities. But for the support and system problem in Zaporizhia, we have experts there right now. That’s why they are there. We keep in constant contact and ensure that the conditions are normal and that everything is in the best possible way.” “But as long as this situation continues, we have to accept it, we are in an abnormal situation. That’s why it needs to return to normal as soon as possible.”

“We are talking about a nuclear power plant where a nuclear accident can occur”
“We’re talking about a losing power, bombed nuclear power plant where a nuclear accident could happen. Given the urgency of the situation and the seriousness of what’s going on on the ground, we have to act quickly. That’s why I’m trying to do this as early as I can,” Grossi said.
Grossi said that he is confident that the IAEA’s mission in Zaporizhia is progressing well and said, “We will expand the mission in the coming days. I believe we are working well under these difficult conditions.”

Stating that the necessary cooperation should be ensured by Iran in order for the IAEA to carry out the necessary inspections regarding a nuclear weapons program, Grossi said, “We have no information that Iran will have a program that requires different activities, taking into account other issues other than just uranium enrichment. “But we’re dealing with an existing nuclear material right now, and we’re trying to make sure all materials are accounted for,” he said.

Source: UAV

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