Vienna (IP) – Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to UN and International organizations in Vienna said there was no extension or delay and no access beyond safeguard would be granted to the IAEA.

Iran PressIran News: Kazem Gharibabadi stressed that the full implementation of the Iranian parliament's ratification was a serious concern of the Islamic Republic.

Speaking to reporters on Monday morning, he described the outcome of talks between IAEA DG Rafael Grossi and Iranian officials, stating that Grossi stressed the need to respect the law of Iran's parliament and its implementation, as reflected in the statement.

Iran and the IAEA agreed that the implementation of the Additional Protocol and the IAEA accesses based on JCPOA would be completely suspended and that only Iran's safeguard obligations would be implemented; accordingly, based on the Iranian parliament's law, no access beyond safeguard agreement would be granted to the IAEA and no inspections beyond safeguard agreement would be conducted, he said.

He pointed out that the purpose of continuing the necessary verification and monitoring outlined in paragraph 2 of the statement, as described in the Annex to the Agreement, was for Iran to seize and hold for three months the information of some of the monitoring activities and equipment specified in the Annex.

Gharibabadi highlighted that during this period, the IAEA would have no access to this information, and it would remain exclusively with Iran.

"If the sanctions are completely lifted within 3 months, Iran will provide this information to the IAEA; otherwise, the information will be deleted forever," he underlined.

"Due to security considerations and the need to hide the location of key Iranian facilities, the annex to the statement, which includes a list of these facilities, will remain confidential," he said.

At the end of Rafael Grossi's visit to Tehran on Sunday, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency agreed on continuing the essential activities of IAEA inspectors in Iran by issuing a joint statement.

According to the agreement, the IAEA's necessary monitoring and verification activities will continue for up to three months. The agreement will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that it works for its intended purpose.

According to the statement, Iran will also continue implementing the full and unrestricted safeguards agreement with the IAEA as before.

Last Monday, Iran had submitted a letter to the IAEA director-general suspending Iran's voluntary actions under the JCPOA.


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