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Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation said there is no reason for criticism of Iran from the IAEA


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will not adopt a resolution criticizing Iran because of its nuclear program, said Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna and Russia’s manager at the IAEA SU.

According to him, there are no grounds for the adoption of the corresponding document at the next session of the IAEA this week.

“Taking into account the visit to Tehran of the IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi and the agreements reached there, there is no reason for such a resolution,” Ulyanov was quoted by TASS on Tuesday, September 14.

The Russian permanent representative welcomed Iran’s readiness to return to negotiations on a nuclear deal, and also stressed that at the moment there are no signs of Tehran’s work on the creation of a nuclear bomb.

On September 12, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, said that Tehran would restore the IAEA’s access to cameras at nuclear facilities in Iran. In addition, the agency and Iran agreed to continue contacts and expand cooperation in the field of common interests. Also, the parties decided to “maintain interaction and meetings at the appropriate levels.”

In late May, the agency and Tehran agreed to extend by three months a temporary agreement on monitoring at Iranian nuclear facilities, which ended on May 23, but was then extended until June 24. As a result, the IAEA lost access to surveillance cameras at nuclear facilities in Iran. Tehran said that the information from the cameras will be erased after three months, if the United States does not lift the sanctions against Iran.

Since April, in-person talks between Iran and the international “five” (Russia, Great Britain, Germany, China and France) have been held in Vienna with the aim of restoring the JCPOA in its original form. The experts are working out the text of the agreement on the resumption of the implementation of the agreement: the lifting of American sanctions against Iran and the fulfillment of nuclear obligations by Tehran, from which it deviates. Representatives of the states participating in the transaction are also holding separate consultations with the American delegation.

The JCPOA was signed in 2015, it assumed the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran’s nuclear program as a guarantor of Tehran’s non-receipt of nuclear weapons. However, in May 2018, the United States announced a unilateral withdrawal from it and the restoration of tough sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran has gradually begun to backtrack on its obligations under the treaty.

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