Grossi spoke at the IAEA Executive Board Meeting held in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
Referring to the agreement reached between the IAEA and Iran as a result of his visit to Tehran on March 4, Grossi shared the information that elements such as cameras and online measurement systems, which were removed from the facilities in June 2022, which the agency used to monitor the nuclear activities of this country, will be used again.
Grossi stated that a technical team will travel to Iran in the near future to discuss how to reactivate the said inspection systems.
Expressing that within the scope of the agreement, necessary cooperation will be made in order to clarify the unresolved issues regarding the 3 places where nuclear findings were detected that caused problems between Iran and the Agency, Grossi stated that more information and access permission will be given in line with the requests of the agency in order to answer the questions regarding the 3 places in question.
Grossi reminded that a similar agreement was reached between the agency and Iran on February 22, 2022.
Answering the question about the difference between the agreement reached on March 4 and the agreement made a year ago, Grossi noted that there are differences between the two agreements.
Grossi stated that for the first time, he had the opportunity to talk directly with Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi and convey suggestions and solutions to the problems.
Pointing out that meeting with decision makers in international relations makes a difference, Grossi stated that it was decided to take concrete steps in this agreement.
Emphasizing that there have been various speculations about whether the items in the agreement reached with Iran will be fulfilled and that he cannot give any guarantees, Grossi said, “We are continuing our work and I think this is a step in the right direction.” shared his opinion.
Reply from Grossi to Netanyahu
Referring to the reaction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his statements that “the attacking of Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities is against the law”, Grossi said that what he said was completely contained in international law, and that the same statements were made in various agreements, United Nations (UN) resolutions and IAEA Executive Board. underlined the location.
Grossi also touched upon the comments regarding the military intervention against the facilities in this country, based on the latest report he shared on Iran’s nuclear activities, and said that since he was elected as the head of the Agency, he has always strived for the possibility of diplomatic solutions, and that the IAEA has a similar approach. He added that as a diplomat, he does not look favorably on the option of using military force.
83.7 percent of uranium particles were detected.
Grossi, in his report on Iran’s nuclear activities, announced that 83.7 percent pure enriched uranium particles were detected in the Fordo Nuclear Facility of this country, and this development caused reactions.
Thereupon, Grossi made a visit to Tehran on March 3-4, where he met with senior officials, including the President of the Republic, and signed an agreement consisting of 3 titles.
In the memorandum, it was stated that the Tehran administration would provide more information and undertake to grant access to the inspectors regarding the questions that need to be resolved regarding the 3 places where nuclear findings were detected, which caused tension between the Agency and Iran.
It was noted that Iran, which removed the camera and similar systems used by the agency to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities, in June 2022, would reactivate these systems.
It was also stated that the Tehran administration would make the necessary explanation regarding the 83.7 percent purity enriched uranium particles included in the report.