Iran without any concession to US on nuclear deal
Tehran, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran has sealed a bilateral deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) without any concession to the United States, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
The deal with the IAEA, Khatibzadeh added, consists of a temporary technical understanding signed this weekend during the visit to Tehran by its Director General Rafael Grossi.
A joint statement says that Iran will suspend the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and will prohibit IAEA inspections of its nuclear sites starting on Tuesday, February 23.
However, the country will continue within the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement as before, the spokesman said.
The consent achieved by Grossi and Iranian authorities is compatible with the legislation adopted by Iranian legislators, while the UN organization will continue verification and control activities for three months.
Khatibzadeh demanded that the United States lifts all unilateral measures decreed during the term of President Donald Trump to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, from which it withdrew in 2018.
Washington withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal and tried with threats that the European signatories (Germany, France and the United Kingdom) also leave it.
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