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US Demands ‘Unfettered Access’ for IAEA at Ukraine Nuclear Plant

  • Nuclear agency inspectors arrived to report on plant’s safety
  • Continued fighting has spurred fears of a nuclear disaster
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WATCH: Kirby speaks with Joe Mathieu on “Balance of Power.”

The US is calling on Russia to allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to stay as long as needed to inspect the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

“It’s important that those inspectors are given unfettered access and allowed to do their job -- and to stay as long as they need to stay to be able to report back,” National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Balance of Power.”