IAEA Deal Conforms with Parliamentary Act: Iran’s Spokesman
- February, 22, 2021 - 12:10
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new agreement between Iran and the UN nuclear agency regarding the Additional Protocol of the NPT is in conformity with a law the Iranian Parliament has passed in October, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh hailed the “remarkable technical and diplomatic achievements” of the negotiations between Iran and the IAEA during the UN nuclear agency chief’s visit to Tehran.
He maintained that the three-month agreement between Iran and the IAEA is in full compliance with the Iranian Parliament’s law.
“We did not give the US any opportunity. What has been agreed on is completely within the framework of the Parliament’s act. The voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol will stop,” Khatibzadeh added, noting that some “necessary” monitoring will be kept for three months.
A joint statement released by the IAEA following Grossi’s visit to Tehran declares that Iran will stop its voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol and will deny IAEA inspectors access to its nuclear facilities beyond the Safeguards Agreement as of February 23, 2021 for three months.
In a statement on Sunday, 226 Iranian lawmakers insisted that the ‘Strategic Action’ on lifting sanctions and safeguarding national interests, ratified in October 2020, should be carried out according to the deadline of February 23, because the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to honor their commitments.