The IAEA announced that it had “agreed with Iran to extend by one month the necessary verification and monitoring activities carried out by the Agency in the country”. Relatedly, the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, indicated that Iran was continue to enrich uranium up to 60 per cent, claiming that Tehran had amassed 2.5kg, 90kg and 5 tons at 60, 20 and 5 per cent respectively. The following day, Iran’s government spokesperson expressed “hope that this constructive move will send a clear message to the P4+1, the U.S. and the IAEA that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to conclude the [JCPOA] negotiations as soon as possible”. He further insisted that Iran would “not tolerate talks of attrition”, warning that “every day of delay in this process complicates resolving the disputes”.
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