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Iran restricts as of Tuesday inspections of its atomic facilities, in compliance with a law of Parliament aimed at facing US sanctions and inaction by the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the nuclear deal. reports citing foreign media that the law, adopted in December 2020, requires stopping the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), although it respects what was agreed upon in the JCPOA.

Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), announced, 'we will have no commitments beyond the safeguards of the NPT.'

This is a reaction to Washington's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, after which it imposed measures lifted by virtue of the multilateral treaty and to which the European signatories turned a blind eye.

In order to find a reasonable solution, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi met in Tehran with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

At the end of his visit, Iran and the UN organization issued a statement, according to which they reached a bilateral temporary technical understanding.

2021.02.23 / 18:14
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