International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Grossi said on Sunday that the two sides had reached a temporary “technical understanding” after Iran’s visit to Iran. Iran recently expressed its plan to reduce cooperation with global nuclear watchdogs.
Grossi said the interim agreement reached on Sunday will reduce the impact of Iran’s withdrawal from the additional protocol. He said: “The consensus we reached is feasible. It is very useful to bridge the gap we currently have and save the situation.”
Grossi said that although the same number of international inspectors will remain in Iran, their access to nuclear facilities will be more limited, and they will no longer be allowed to conduct last-minute “raid inspections.”
He said: “This is not a substitute for what we previously had. This is a temporary solution that allows us to continue to assure the world of what is happening there, and hope that we can return to a broader prospect.”
As part of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA), the IAEA’s monitors have been granted full inspection authority. This is a landmark agreement designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program and prevent the country from developing nuclear weapons. In exchange for sanctions relief. Although the international community has expressed doubts about this, Iran has long believed that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
The two sides are deadlocked. Washington and Tehran had previously insisted that the other party must be the first to comply with the agreement again.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated that the responsibility of the party that opted out of the agreement remains with the United States.
In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Zarif said: “The United States needs to build true credibility before it can return to the nuclear agreement.” “The United States did not participate in the nuclear agreement, and the United States did not participate in the nuclear agreement, because the United States Decided to withdraw on their own, instead of taking the existing route in the nuclear agreement.”
“Until we sit down and talk, nothing will happen. This does not mean that we will succeed when we sit down and talk, but we do know that if this step is not taken, this will only be the case. It’s getting worse.”
Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told CNN last week that U.S. officials are particularly concerned about Iran’s decision to refuse to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and that “the priority here is to make Iran People’s decision to take further action. The compliance, and then I really believe that this is a diplomatic route.”
Sullivan said: “We are still in the early stages.” “This will require work, and it will adopt a cool-headed, clear-headed diplomacy, and ultimately it will be up to Iran to make a decision that they are prepared to take the assurance of the world and prove to the world Necessary steps, their (nuclear) plan is entirely for peaceful purposes.”