On the 4th local time, several Iranian media quoted Reuters as saying that in a confidential document released by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the same day, it was shown that Iran will install three sets of IR-2m advanced centrifuge cascades at the Natanz nuclear facility to increase uranium enrichment production.
The report also said that the IAEA mentioned in its report to member states: “In a letter dated December 2, Iran has notified the IAEA of this matter.”
Regarding the leak of confidential documents and disclosure by the media, Kazim Garibabadi, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency
responded on social media: confidential reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency, including Iran’s confidential letters, appeared in the media even before the members of the Agency’s Board of Governors received it.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is not only responsible for updating developments, but also must protect the confidentiality of safeguard information.
If neither the IAEA nor its member states want to be blamed for the confidentiality loophole, the IAEA should revise its confidentiality mechanism, including using GovAtom (a means of communication within the agency) as a means of security and confidentiality.