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Iran says it has taken action in response to IAEA resolution

Tehran, Nov 21 (EFE).- Iran announced Monday it has taken measures in two of its nuclear facilities in response to the resolution approved against it by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, but did not reveal how.

“As a first step, several measures have been put on the agenda in the presence of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors at the Natanz and Fordow enrichment facilities,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said in a statement.

The diplomat did not offer details of what these measures consist of, which he defined as a response to the resolution approved Thursday by the agency Board of Governors and which was presented by the United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

The resolution asks Iran to take the necessary steps to “provide credible technical explanations” for the traces of uranium of artificial origin found in three facilities that Tehran never declared as part of its atomic program.

The text also refers to the possibility that the director general of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, will go to Iran before the end of the month to resume talks to try to clarify the matter, although Tehran indicated two days ago that there is no scheduled meeting. .

Kanani claimed the text has “political objectives and is intended to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The diplomat said Tehran would continue to develop “its peaceful nuclear program” in accordance with the needs of the country.

“Iran has the most transparent peaceful nuclear program compared to any IAEA-monitored country in the world and is subject to the most extensive inspections and verifications,” he said.

Iran has been negotiating for months with Germany, France, the UK, Russia, China and, indirectly, with the US the restoration of the 2015 pact, which limited the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions and which it abandoned in 2018 then US President Donald Trump.

The European Union presented in August a definitive text to revive the agreement, but Iran has made it a condition that the UN nuclear agency close the investigation into the discovery of undeclared traces of uranium by Tehran. EFE


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