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An interim agreement of three months, but it is conditional. It is a deadline set by Tehran to lift the embargo. A deadline that will not affect the implementation of the Iranian parliament’s decision to suspend the additional protocol. This is confirmed by the head of the Iranian parliament, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, that the work of the additional protocol will be completely suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, indicating that any dealings that go beyond the guarantees procedures are completely prohibited and illegal.
Qalibaf’s comments come a day after the visit of the Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi.
Upon his return from a visit to Tehran, the Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi said that the agency concluded a viable agreement with Iran to continue verification and monitoring activities and in order to save the situation, after Tehran confirmed that it would reduce its cooperation during the current week.
“We have concluded an agreement with Iran to continue the necessary monitoring activities in the Islamic Republic after Tehran reduced its cooperation this week. But the pace of the inspectors’ access to Iranian sites will slow down and there will be no more surprise inspections. What we agreed on is something that is applicable and useful to bridge the gap between us and save Position now. “
An agreement clarified by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran in a statement issued in which it affirmed that the purpose of continuing the necessary verification and monitoring operations mentioned in the second clause of the joint statement is that Iran will within three months record information about some activities and monitoring equipment specified in the appendix and keep it there. The statement added that during this period the agency will not be able to access this information, and if the ban is completely canceled within the specified time limit, then Iran will put this information at the agency’s disposal, otherwise the information will be permanently deleted.
And the statement of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran indicated that Tehran assured the IAEA to stop fully implementing the additional protocol from tomorrow, Tuesday, in accordance with the law approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly, which prevents the agency from any access to facilities outside the framework of the safeguards agreement.
The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization also indicated that, due to security considerations and the need to maintain the secrecy of the main Iranian installations, the annex to the joint statement between it and the IAEA, which includes a list of the names of these facilities, will remain secret.
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