Iran denounces ‘US-Israeli plot’ over N-programme Sep 12, 2019 0 1107 12345 ReutersVIENNAIran has denounced a “US-Israeli plot” to put pressure on the UN nuclear watchdog, after the IAEA called in recent days for more cooperation from Tehran following what diplomats say was the detection of uranium particles at an undeclared site.The International Atomic Energy Agency has broad powers to inspect Iran under its 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers. The IAEA has issued its calls in recent days for Iran to cooperate, without saying specifically what prompted them, saying this is confidential.Diplomats told Reuters the agency wants Iran to explain how traces of uranium were found at a site that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described a year ago as a “secret atomic warehouse”.“Since two days before this session of the Board, we are witnessing a US-Israeli plot with the support of their affiliated media,” Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Kazem Gharibabadi, said in a statement to an IAEA Board of Governors meeting that began on Monday.He singled out former US National Security Adviser John Bolton, a hawk on Iran who left his job on Tuesday. On Saturday hours before the IAEA’s acting chief flew to Tehran for a visit, Bolton had said that Iran “may be concealing nuclear material and/or activities”. Netanyahu, who like US President Donald Trump opposes Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers, also said on Monday that Iran had been developing nuclear weapons at a different site that Tehran has since destroyed.Iran says its aims are entirely peaceful. “John Bolton’s remark wishing to set an agenda for the visit of the Acting DG on the night that he was on his way to Tehran, along with the media campaign done by two news agencies, as well as the show played by the Israeli regime Prime Minister, all-in-all indicate that a joint project is underway,” Gharibabadi said. RELATED ARTICLES UN officials link US, Syrian & Russian forces to war crimes Sep 12, 2019 0 243 Mugabe’s body arrives home in a divided Zimbabwe Sep 12, 2019 0 1238 Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation pledge faces widespread condemnation Sep 12, 2019 0 273 Hundreds of displaced children died at Syria’s Al-Hol camp: UN Geneva: At least 390 children have died this year amid the inhumane conditions of the Syrian Al-Hol refugee camp, where 11,000 family members of foreign Islamic State fighters are housed, UN rights investigators .. ‘You will never break our will’, Palestinians say to Netanyahu West Bank: Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they vowed never .. Israel strikes Hamas after new Gaza rocket fire: Army AFP Jerusalem Several rockets were fired Wednesday from the Gaza Strip at Israel, which responded by striking Hamas military positions in the enclave, the Israeli army said. The afternoon exchange came a day after .. Sudan’s ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap JUBA: Sudan’s ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months, officials from both sides said on Wednesday. The council, a .. Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari’s election ABUJA: A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the February presidential election. The widely expected defeat for opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar .. S Sudan rivals to keep to deadline for unity govt Juba: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar on Wednesday vowed to stick to a November deadline for creating a long-delayed power-sharing government, during a rare meeting in the capital Juba. .. China envoy raps Germany over meeting with HK activist BERLIN: A meeting between Germany’s foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing’s ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal attack on an .. Kim supervised test of ‘super-large’ rocket launcher: N Korea Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the test-firing of a “super-large” rocket launcher, state media reported on Wednesday. Kim “gave field guidance to the test-fire of [a] super-large ..