After his arrival in Iran on Sunday and his talks with Iranian officials, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi and Head of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi released a joint statement on agreement to continue with the cooperation and mutual trust.
Iran had voluntarily accepted the Additional Protocol which guaranteed the IAEA intrusive inspections. The Additional Protocol has not been included in the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but the legislative body passed a law to stop the voluntary acceptance of the Additional Protocol, the Iranian Foreign Minister has said recently.
As the spokesman stressed, voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol will stop, but some necessary inspections are underway within the framework of Safeguards Agreements up to the next three months.
According to Joint Statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) agreed to further reinforce their cooperation and enhance mutual trust to facilitate the full implementation of Iran’s Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and the Additional Protocol (AP) thereto, which is provisionally applied by Iran since 16 January 2016.
- source : IRNA