Middle East Escalation Could Have ‘Nuclear Dimensions,’ Watchdog Warns

Tensions in the Middle East could spill over into the use of nuclear weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has said.

The director-general of the nuclear weapons watchdog issued the warning during an interview with Sky News Arabia. Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza rages on, and Iranian allied groups continue their attacks on U.S. targets in the region.

“We fear that the current conflict in the Middle East will expand and have nuclear dimensions,” Grossi said, according to a translation of the post on X by the outlet.

In the interview, Grossi also called on Tehran to cooperate with the IAEA regarding its nuclear programs.

Smoke billows during Israeli bombardment over Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2024 amid the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militants. Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),…


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