Nuclear program of Iran
"The situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine is not sustainable, which could prove dangerous," warned Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The Russians took over the same power plant in early March, and Grossi now warns that his organization is unsuccessfully trying to access the largest nuclear plant in Europe.
The technology has always had destructive potential, but weaponization has now been honed by burgeoning global commerce
The G7 on Dec. 12 said time was running out for Iran to agree a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions, and warned Russia of "massive" consequences if it invades Ukraine.
Foreign ministers from the world's richest nations held a two-day meeting in Liverpool, northwest England, seeking to present a strong, united front against global threats.
Iran agreed on Nov. 3 to resume talks on November 29 with world powers on reviving a nuclear deal after a five-month gap, with the United States urging a quick resolution.
The indirect negotiations in Vienna come amid mounting pressure on Iran, with Western nations warning that the clerical state's nuclear work is advancing to dangerous levels and Israel threatening to attack.
"Iran, as the country with the longest coastline in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, has always supported free navigation in this region, contributing to the free passage of ships, which is very important to us. At the same time, we condemn all terrorist acts and attacks on merchant ships," the statement said.
In a Wednesday telephone call, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed bilateral relations and regional developments with Hassan Rouhani, his Iranian counterpart, now in his final days in office.
The leaders exchanged greetings for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Turkey's Communications Directorate said.