The Atomic Power Group of Iran (AEOI) and the Worldwide Atomic Power Company (IAEA) have issued a joint assertion after reaching a “momentary bilateral technical understanding” throughout the go to of the IAEA chief to Tehran.
In accordance with the joint assertion launched on Sunday evening after bilateral talks between IAEA Director-Basic Rafael Grossi and the AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran, the 2 sides recalled and reaffirmed the spirit of cooperation and enhanced mutual belief that led to the Joint Assertion in Tehran on 26 August 2020, and the significance of constant that cooperation and belief.
“The AEOI knowledgeable the IAEA that to be able to adjust to the act handed by the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran referred to as ‘Strategic Motion to Stop Actions and Shield the curiosity of Iranian Nation’ Iran will cease the implementation of the voluntary measures as envisaged within the JCPOA, as of 23 February 2021,” the assertion stated.
“In view of the above and to ensure that the Company to proceed its verification and monitoring actions, the AEOI and the IAEA agreed:
1. That Iran continues to implement totally and with out limitation its Complete Safeguards Settlement with the IAEA as earlier than.
2. To a short lived bilateral technical understanding, appropriate with the Legislation, whereby the IAEA will proceed with its obligatory verification and monitoring actions for as much as 3 months (as per technical annex).
3. To maintain the technical understanding beneath common overview to make sure it continues to attain its functions,” it added.
In a later assertion, the AEOI shed extra mild on the second a part of the settlement concerning the IAEA’s ‘obligatory verification and monitoring actions’ within the three-month interval.
“As defined within the technical annex, the ‘continuation of obligatory verification and monitoring actions’ means Iran will document the info of a few of its actions and monitoring gear, and maintain them for 3 months,” the AEOI stated.
“In this time period, the IAEA won’t have any entry to the info recorded by Iran, and they are going to be solely saved in Iran. If the sanctions are totally eliminated in three months, Iran will share the info with the IAEA; in any other case, it would erase them ceaselessly,” it added.
The AEOI assertion says the technical annex, which features a record of Iranian nuclear amenities, will stay confidential attributable to safety concerns and the necessity for retaining secret the precise location of Iran’s key amenities.