Commenting on the technical agreement between Iran and the IAEA, set to expire on 24 June, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi maintained that “it is becoming increasingly difficult to extend or keep this arrangement”, adding: “this temporary agreement is not a sustainable solution. This agreement cannot be seen as a replacement for a correct verification approach… We are on a ventilator”. Grossi further indicated that “I cannot see any advantage for them [ie, the Iranians] to sever ties with the IAEA or pursue a policy of confrontation with the IAEA. This will only create problems for Iran at every level, and it is not in their interest”.
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