Exclusive: IAEA chief Grossi on risk of nuclear disaster in Ukraine

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Issued on: 25/08/2022 – 11:27

With the war in Ukraine now in its seventh month, the international community remains highly concerned about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine. An uptick in fighting in recent weeks near the Russian-occupied facility, Europe’s largest, has led to fears of a nuclear accident. Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 in which he discussed Zaporizhzhia in detail.


Grossi, who held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this Thursday, also shared his view on the ongoing talks to save the embattled 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Click on the live player above to watch the interview.