20 September 2022

President Raisi told his French counterpart that given “the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. from the [nuclear] agreement and the resulting damages, the desire of the Islamic Republic of Iran to receive reassuring guarantees is a completely reasonable and logical demand”. He further asserted that the IAEA's “approach to [safeguards] issues should be technical and away from the pressures and suggestions of others, and we believe that without the closure of Iran’s cases, it is not possible to reach an agreement” to revive the JCPOA.

Subscribe to Crisis Group’s Email Updates

Receive the best source of conflict analysis right in your inbox.