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IAEA: Grossi Pushes for IAEA Visibility Across Multiple Crises

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Debates over International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visibility in Ukraine, Iran and North Korea heated up this week during the agency's quarterly board meeting and on social media. As diplomats in Vienna mulled these disparate high-profile situations, they also learned that Brazil is seeking "special" safeguards for its long-planned nuclear propulsion program — adding another knot to issues raised by the planned transfer of such technology to Australia. Most dramatically, Director General Rafael Grossi promised that IAEA inspectors would visit the Russian-occupied Zaporozhye nuclear plant in Ukraine "sooner or later — and better sooner," following a request he said was made by Ukrainian authorities, but Ukrainian operator Energoatom denounced the claim, saying that Grossi "is lying again" and that there was no invitation to visit the six-unit plant.

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