IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi remarked that “our relationship with Iran is a permanent one, it’s not predicated on the JCPOA or other things. It’s a permanent relationship based on their membership on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons… There are ups and downs as in any relationship, and we are always making every possible effort to keep it at a good level”. He went on to assert that “diplomacy cannot fail. We have to make sure that every element is there and it is possible to have a sort of a modus vivendi”, adding: “Iran can continue with its nuclear program within important limitations and giving, at the same time, all the necessary assurances to the international community that nothing is incorrect or not in the way it should be. And for that, you have the inspectors”.
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