Pompeo urged to demand Iran's cooperation with IAEA
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on the international community to demand Iran's full cooperation with the IAEA.
Speaking to the IAEA Board of governors on Monday, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi called on Iran to provide immediate access to two facilities that already more than four months Tehran will not allow the Agency's inspectors. Director General of the IAEA also expressed concern that almost a year Iran will not enter into meaningful discussion to clarify issues related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear activity. At the same time, Grossi said that Iran is on the same level continues to cooperate with the IAEA on monitoring of the implementation of the nuclear deal, despite the January statement of Tehran on the termination of all obligations of the AGREEMENT.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said in response that the Islamic Republic is constantly working with a large transparency with the IAEA. Iran remains fully cooperating with the Agency on all areas in which it has powers, but Tehran will not allow you to turn the IAEA into an instrument for the destruction AGREEMENT.
In 2015, the "six" (UK, Germany, China, Russia, USA, France) and Iran announced the achievement of a Joint comprehensive plan of action. The agreement involves the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran's nuclear program. The deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Iran has announced the phased reduction of their obligations under the agreement.