IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi remarked that Iran’s uranium enrichment level “brings Iran closer to levels for which the development of military uses could not be excluded”. “It is clear that you need a very robust inspection presence, if you want to have credible assurances that there are no military deviations”, he added. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson subsequently called on the IAEA “to observe impartiality in commenting on technical issues about Iranian nuclear program to ensure cooperation with Iran”, underscoring: “Iran has provided required access under the IAEA Safeguards Agreement. We gave other accesses in the framework of Additional Protocol which was halted [for three months] with parliamentary legislation… opening a diplomatic window”.
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