Commenting on the IAEA’s 21 February technical agreement with Iran, Director General Raphael Grossi explained that “this is a system that allows us to continue to monitor and to register all the key activities that are taking place throughout this period [of three months] so that at the end of it we can recover all this information”. “Some say at the end of it, if Iran wants [to] and there is no agreement, they will destroy this information”, he remarked. “Yes, but if at the end of it there is no agreement everything is destroyed. There is no confidence anymore”. Grossi emphasised: “The situation would not, I repeat, would not be reversible or recoverable [without the agreement]. We would be basically flying blind”.
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