According to the statement from the IAEA, Grossi; During his visit to Tehran, Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi met with Foreign Minister Hussein Emir Abdullahiyan and Iran Atomic Energy Authority Chairman Mohammad Islami.
During the meeting, strengthening cooperation and eliminating existing problems related to security inspection were discussed.
reconciliation with Iran
In the statement, it was stated that the two sides agreed on an agreement consisting of 3 issues, and it was mentioned that the parties agreed that such important agreements could pave the way for wider agreements.
According to the said agreement, the interaction between the Agency and Iran will be carried out in a spirit of cooperation and based on a comprehensive safeguards agreement, in full compliance with the IAEA’s mandate and Iran’s rights and obligations.
It was emphasized by the Agency, which caused tension between the Agency and Iran, that the Tehran administration will continue to cooperate with regard to unresolved questions in terms of security audit regarding the 3 places where nuclear findings were detected, and that it is ready to provide more information and access permission on this issue.
Iran return statements
IAEA President Rafael Mariano Grossi answered the questions of press members at Vienna Schwechat Airport after his high-level contacts in Iran.
Grossi stated that these high-level meetings are important for him in order to discuss issues such as the recent developments between Iran and the Agency, and the detection of high purity uranium particles, and to put the relations back on the right trajectory.
Control mechanism will be activated
Stating that they agreed on the issues of agency inspectors to perform their duties, and the clarification of unsolved questions regarding the three places that caused tension between the two sides by the Tehran administration, Grossi said, “The last important issue is to enable the elements used for verification and observation to be re-established, which is for us. It’s an indispensable thing.” he said.
Grossi stated that Iran does not have to make a statement to the Agency regarding uranium enrichment rates, and that the most important thing for them is to be able to control Tehran’s nuclear activities.
Stating that the camera, online measurement systems or waste inspection elements that the agency uses to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities are currently not working, Grossi said, “We have reached a consensus to reactivate these systems.” said.
Grossi emphasized that the control mechanism in question regarding the possibility of re-activating the Iran nuclear deal, which is called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (KOEP), is very important.
“If we don’t have knowledge of, for example, the operation of centrifuges or other aspects, then we will have a hard time giving the needed assurance on the essentials needed to start over, both with Iran and with other stakeholders.” Sharing his view, Grossi underlined the importance of a healthy flow of information for the revival of the nuclear agreement.
Grossi said that they discussed the method on how to re-enact the camera and similar systems used for inspection, and that the said systems will become operational as soon as possible.
Noting that they are waiting for an explanation from the Tehran administration regarding the 83.7 percent purity enriched uranium particles detected in Iran’s Fordo Nuclear Facility, Grossi said, “There is no production or stock of such purity, which is very important, people should not be misled.” made its assessment.