AEOI spox:

Tehran (IP) - Spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Monday that Iran will not hand over data to IAEA until the US sanctions are lifted.

Iran Press/Iran News: He made the remarks in a briefing to Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission hearing.

Behrouz Kamalvandi said that some representatives had questions about the agreement between AEOI and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and that he gave an explanation on the issue in the hearing.

IAEO spokesman said that the agreement with IAEA was compliant with parliament's legislation requiring the government to halt Additional Protocol and inspections beyond the IAEA Safeguards Agreement.

He added that Iran gave a three-month moratorium to end the voluntary acceptance of the IAEA Additional Protocol and IAEA agreed that Iran would save nuclear information by itself until three months later and then, if sanctions were lifted, the information would be handed to the IAEA; otherwise, all the information would be deleted.

During the three-month moratorium, no access, inspections, or protocol statement would be provided by Iran, Kamalvandi noted.

He said that the agreement with the IAEA was for three months, adding that if other parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) fulfilled their obligations under the deal in the above-mentioned period, the government would inform the parliament through a report so that the legislature could make a decision.

Continuation of sharing information is in the interest of both sides because the IAEA needs to have the information to be able to make verification and broad evaluation, Kamalvandi added.

He stated that the AEOI offered members of parliament to visit nuclear sites to watch the process of enforcing the law in question closely.


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