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IAEA asking too much: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

The IAEA requirements are too excessive for the current requirements to be implemented.

  • Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesperson for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization.

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi called the IAEA’s demands on Iran excessive, noting that these demands cannot be implemented due to sanctions imposed by Iran. the West.

Referring to an Iranian law that bears the name “Strategic Action Plan to Lift Sanctions and Protect the Interests of the Iranian Nation,” the IAEA is supposed to maintain minimal monitoring of Iranian nuclear sites, according to Kamalvandi.

If the West lifts the sanctions and resumes meeting its commitments, Iran will reciprocate its commitments under the JCPOA, he said.

Referring to Iran’s June move to disconnect 27 surveillance cameras at various nuclear sites, Kamalvandi noted that if other parties return to their commitments, those devices could eventually start working again.

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Just weeks after the deal appeared to be dead, the EU on August 8 tabled what it called a final text to reinstate the deal, in which Iran would see sanctions relief and be able to sell again. its oil in exchange for severe limits on its nuclear program.

Iran returned two weeks ago with a series of proposed changes, to which the United States formally responded on Wednesday, a day after Tehran accused the United States of spreading false information about its nuclear activities.

The 2015 deal between Iran and six world powers – the UK, China, France, Germany, Russia and the US – gave the Islamic Republic sanctions relief in return for restrictions on its nuclear program.

In June, Iran abandoned all commitments beyond the safeguards agreement in response to the adoption by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency of an anti-Iranian resolution.

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