During a visit to Tehran, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi remarked that “the agency is seeking to continue and deepen the dialogue with the government of Iran... We agreed to continue our joint work on transparency and this will continue”. Speaking alongside Grossi, Iran’s nuclear chief indicated that “all the issues between Iran and the IAEA are technical… Iran answered the IAEA’s questions regarding documents that Iran’s foes deliver to the international body as evidence… some questions are left and some others are related to the issues that have been closed in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal”. In a separate meeting, Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian assured Grossi “of Iran’s firm determination to constructively interact with the agency within the framework of safeguards agreement”, and emphasised “the need for the agency to ignore foreign political pressures”. The following day, Amirabdollahian tweeted that they had “reached good agreements on continuing cooperation. Yet, to work out a text, we need work on a few words. Agreement is possible”.
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