Tehran 0
19 November 2020

Discussing the latest quarterly IAEA report on Iran’s JCPOA compliance, the country’s envoy told the Board of Governors that “whenever the lost balance between the rights and commitments of the JCPOA participants as stipulated by the deal is restored through lifting sanctions and implementing commitments in this field, Iran is ready to reverse its remedial actions”. Regarding IAEA concerns over Iran’s safeguards declarations, the envoy argued that “it also should not be seen abnormal for Iran to be in need of reasonable time to investigate on the issues raised by the Agency”, while noting that “providing the Agency with the requested access was done in good-will, and this should be seen as a foundation to resolve the issue”. “Despite different understanding of technical matters between the two sides”, he added, “interactions are still ongoing with a view to finalise the resolution of the matter, hence any hasty comments and conclusions should be avoided”.

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