Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said, “Iran does not seek to possess nuclear weapons, but no one can prevent it from doing so.” He said that Iran might increase the level of uranium enrichment to more than 60 percent if it wanted to.
Khamenei called on his parliament and government to “cooperate in resolving the dispute over the implementation of the law,” referring to the law passed by Parliament that provides for withdrawal from the additional protocol to the NPT on February 23.
On Sunday evening, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, announced an agreement with the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, which provides for the continuation of cooperation between the two sides, including on the work of international inspectors. However, the agency clarified that the agreement stipulates that the camera recordings should be kept for three months without giving inspectors access to them, except after three months, in the event that sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted or destroyed.
On Monday, Khamenei said that the dispute between the two sides should be resolved “so that no two voices will be heard from Iran,” after the Iranian parliament voted unanimously on Monday to reject the government’s agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The Speaker of the Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, affirmed that “the additional protocol has been completely stopped and that any IAEA inspectors have no access to Iran’s nuclear facilities.” He added that “any access to nuclear facilities outside the framework of the safeguards agreement is forbidden and illegal,” and that “monitoring implementation is the responsibility of the legislative authority.”
Meanwhile, the Parliament’s Security Committee threatened to prosecute Rouhani “if the agreement does not break up” with the IAEA. The head of the National Security Committee in Parliament, Mojtaba Dhu al-Nur, warned that “the agreement between the government and the international agency must be torn apart, otherwise we will bring Rouhani to trial.”
He continued: “A request is now being signed in the Iranian parliament to bring the president and everyone who violates the application of the parliament’s law to the judiciary, and the judiciary must look into it outside its normal work system,” adding that “the United States and European countries sent their servant, Rafael Grossi, to Tehran, to obtain On our concessions. “
This comes as US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called on Monday, Iran to fulfill its international obligations and safety guarantees agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency. At the Conference on Disarmament to be held in Geneva, he said that work must be done to address Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the region, including the development of ballistic missiles.
Blinken emphasized that the United States would work with world powers to cooperate with the aim of curbing Iran’s nuclear program, indicating that the United States would seek to strengthen and extend the agreement concluded between world powers and Iran, which aims to limit its nuclear program.
Blinken’s words came before he joined a meeting with European Union foreign ministers in Brussels to discuss mediation efforts to resolve the US-Iranian dispute over the nuclear deal.
European Union foreign policy and security official Josep Borrell said, “Intense diplomatic contacts are taking place regarding the nuclear deal with Iran, involving many parties, including the United States.” He stressed that these contacts aim to examine the possibility of the United States returning to the nuclear agreement, which he said would urge Tehran to fully adhere to the requirements of the agreement.
In the context, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, General Kenneth McKenzie, in an interview with “France Press”, called on Iran to refrain from any provocation at a time when Washington intensifies its efforts to save the nuclear deal. He said: I think this is an appropriate time for everyone to act with caution and caution, and watch what will happen.
The American general urged Iran not to carry out any “nefarious activities”, in an attempt to rebuild confidence, saying, “I think they want to be recognized as a responsible member and a stabilizing factor in the region.”
For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that there is still a chance to revive the nuclear agreement again, after the recent agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. “As a result of the understandings between the IAEA and Iran, there is space for diplomatic efforts to revive the nuclear agreement and everyone’s commitment to all of its provisions,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
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