The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that Iran has decided to ban the activities of one third of the agency's most experienced nuclear inspectors. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said: "Israel is not surprised by Iran's actions, which prove that it is violating all its commitments to the international community and that it intends to arm itself with nuclear weapons. The Prime Minister repeats that Israel will do whatever is necessary to protect itself from this threat."
Foreign Minister Eli Cohen commented on the agency's announcement and said: "The violation of international supervision of the nuclear facilities can only be understood in one way, It continues to promote its military nuclear program. The international community cannot continue to delude itself that Iran can be trusted to uphold agreements. "
"I call on the international community to promote operative measures to prevent Iran from realizing its plans in the nuclear field. Israel retains the freedom of action to act in any way in order to prevent the murderous Ayatollah regime from obtaining nuclear weapons."
The UN condemned the decision and called it "disproportionate and unprecedented", which interferes with their ability to monitor its nuclear activities. The role of the inspectors is to check Iran's nuclear activities and identify unusual actions.
The head of the agency, Rafael Grossi, said that he strongly condemns the step on the grounds that it is "disproportionate and unprecedented, and affects the normal planning and conduct of the agency's verification activities in Iran. The step openly contradicts the cooperation that should exist between the agency and Iran."