A nuclear Iran
Brussels, 16 March (EFE). – Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Organization, Rafael Grossi, called on the United States and Iran on Tuesday to take steps to comply with the nuclear agreement and urged them to benefit from them. The “window of opportunity” that Tehran has given agency inspectors to carry out inspections, albeit to a limited extent.
“It takes two people to tango,” Grossi said in an appearance before the European Parliament. Although it is true that the US abandoned the agreement first, “President Joe Biden’s government” intends to return ”and“ everyone has a responsibility ”.
In this sense, Grossi indicated that “a lot has happened in the past two years” and that Iran also has a job to do.
The Iran nuclear deal came into question when former US President Donald Trump abandoned it in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.
And most recently, with the decision by the Iranian government in January to re-enrich uranium to 20%, in response to Washington’s stance and the impotence of the other signatories to the agreement – France, Germany, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom. European Union – to counter US sanctions.
Iran also announced at the beginning of the year its readiness to stop implementing the additional protocol and to prevent inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency from carrying out their supervisory duties.
However, Grossi reached an agreement to reverse that decision and allow the “minimal but indispensable” presence of agents, for a period of 90 days.
“Without our presence, any hope of reaching a credible agreement is not possible,” said the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, who acknowledged that “it is not like the access rights we had before, (…) they are temporary.” Agreeing on the person with whom I hope we can work.