World War 3 fears have remained high as Iran and the US tensions have refused to subside over the years. Much of this tension has stemmed from Iran’s desire to acquire more nuclear material, an action the US has routinely argued against. Dr Pupak Mohebali an expert from Iran International, owned by Volant Media noted Tehran could use the confusion and restriction of travel on coronavirus to acquire more nuclear material.
During an interview with Express.co.uk, she said the official international body that monitors a country’s nuclear material stock would be unable to monitor Iran during the pandemic.
This may grant Iran the opportunity to acquire more nuclear material without fear they could face checks to their nuclear stock.
Dr Mohebali said: “Now the hot topic of coronavirus in Iran.
“It definitely has had an impact on Iran’s policies, at all levels and not just the nuclear accords.
“Whether this is good or bad for the West is currently uncertain.
“I would say this is not a good thing anyway as coronavirus may halt the nuclear investigations in Iran.
“This is because of the concerns of further spread of coronavirus.
“If the world’s nuclear watch agency which is the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can not have its investigators in Iran at the moment it may cause problems.
Dr Mohebali said: “Iran is still saying that they do not seek to develop nuclear bombs.
“However, the problem is the recent IAEA report shows that Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of Uranium.”
Iran was one of the hardest-hit countries in the Middle East at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
At the time of writing Iran has confirmed 73,303 have had the virus.
Of this figure, there have been 4,585 deaths.
Source » express