The Iranian ambassador in the International Atomic Energy Agency (ICD) rejected the suggestion by the agency’s secretary general that a new one would need to be concluded in order to revive the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.
In an interview with Reuters on Thursday (17/12), Rafael Grossi, head of the YIEA that monitors Iran’s compliance with the 2015 agreement on its nuclear program, said Tehran has violated too many conditions so that it can only come back into force once Joe Biden takes over the US presidency next month.
The newly elected president has said the US will return to the agreement, “as long as Iran resumes to fully abide by it.”
After outgoing US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the deal in 2018 and reinstated US sanctions against Iran, Tehran responded by violating many of the agreement’s restrictions, according to the AP-IPA.
“Any assessment of how the terms (of the agreement) are applied is completely beyond the agency’s remit and (is something) that should be avoided,” Kazem Garibabadi, Iran’s ambassador to the IAE, commented on Twitter.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani, the architect of the 2015 agreement with the six powers, has repeatedly said Tehran will cancel its steps if the US liftes sanctions against it and returns to the agreement.