(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 25. Iran is making
every effort to create conditions for the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) to continue its inspection work in Iran, Vice
President of Iran and Chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of
Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, Trend reports.
He made the remark at the 67th annual conference of the
International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, on September
As reported, an agreement was reached between Iran and the IAEA
in March 2023. Within the agreement, cooperation between the
parties is underway.
Iran states that it cooperates with the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) in only two frameworks: the Non-Proliferation
of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the safeguards rules.
However, the International Atomic Energy Agency states that it
cooperates with Iran, but this cooperation is not at a sufficient
In this regard, the Vice President noted that Iran has declared
that it has fulfilled all its obligations under the Comprehensive
Surveillance Agreement (CSA-INFCIRC/214) with the IAEA.
Eslami added that all of Iran's nuclear activities and issues
have been submitted to the IAEA and have been verified and approved
by the agency.
"Iran expects the IAEA to evaluate the information related to
Iran's nuclear activities based on the principle of impartiality,
professionally, and within the framework of reality. Iran has
always cooperated with the IAEA regarding its peaceful nuclear
program and wants the remaining issues to be announced as soon as
the cooperation with the IAEA is over," he said.
On January 16, 2016, Iran's nuclear program triggered the
creation of the JCPOA between Iran and the P5+1 group (US, Russia,
China, UK, France, and Germany).
However, on May 8, 2018, the US announced its withdrawal from
the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the
5+1 group (Russia, China, the UK, France, the US, and Germany) and
imposed new sanctions against Iran as of November 2018.
Over the past period, the sanctions affected Iranian oil exports
and more than 700 banks, companies, and individuals. The sanctions
have resulted in the freezing of Iranian assets abroad.
In late 2020, the Iranian parliament decided to implement a
strategic plan to tackle the sanctions, citing the
non-implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA) signed between Iran and six countries and the imposition of
sanctions on Iran. According to the decision of the Iranian
parliament, as of February 23, Iran suspended the implementation of
additional steps and an additional protocol provided for in the
nuclear deal. As a result, the control mechanism of the IAEA
decreased by 20–30 percent.
In discussions on the nuclear program, Iran is mainly trying to
achieve the abolition of sanctions imposed by the US and Western
countries, the removal of its funds frozen abroad, and the
abolition of the restriction on the export of crude oil. In return,
the US and Western countries want Iran not to acquire an atomic
bomb, to keep its nuclear program under control, and to reduce the
level of uranium
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