Iran, IAEA pave way to revive nuclear pact

Tehran, Mar 5 (EFE).- The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran on Saturday agreed to resolve concerns over the Islamic Republic’s undeclared fissile material paving the way for salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal.

The agreement is “to work together, to work very intensively,” head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi said at a presser in Tehran with Iran’s nuclear chief Mohammad Eslami.

The international body’s experts will work to clarify doubts about the origin of fissile traces found in several Iranian sites that had not been declared nuclear, he added.

Iran will cooperate with the IAEA providing documents that explain these fissile traces in the coming months, Eslami said during the presser.

Grossi said that reviving the nuclear pact and the IAEA’s relationship with Iran are “parallel” but in some way related.

The understanding between the IAEA and Iran paves the way to reinstate the 2015 nuclear pact that limited the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

After the former US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, Iran downscaled its nuclear commitments.

Iran already has 33.2 kilos, nearly twice as many as three months ago, of 60% enriched uranium, well above what was agreed in 2015, the IAEA assured on Thursday. EFE


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