Paris, Berlin, London and Washington called on Monday, in a joint statement, Iran to review its decision to exclude “several” inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, denouncing an “unprecedented” measure with serious consequences. repercussions
The deterioration of relations between Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is causing concern among the Western community. In a joint statement published Monday September 18, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States called on Iran to review its decision to exclude “several” inspectors from the UN agency, in warning of an “unprecedented” measure with serious repercussions.
If the IAEA treaties authorize Tehran to make such a decision – IAEA member countries having the right to object to the presence of inspectors – the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, described this measure as excessive and far from usual practices.
Prolonged sanctions. The European Union on Sunday urged Iran to reconsider its decision, announced while France, the United Kingdom and Germany – known as the “E3”, the three European countries involved in the 2015 agreement on Iranian nuclear power – indicated on Thursday that they would extend the sanctions against Tehran provided for by the now defunct agreement.
“Iran’s actions will challenge the agency’s ability to effectively exercise its safeguards mandate,” the statement said, adding that Tehran “deliberately obstructs the planning and to the regular conduct of the agency’s verification and monitoring activities in Iran.
“Iran must reverse the revocation of the accreditations of these inspectors, and cooperate fully with the agency, to enable it to guarantee the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program,” say Paris, Berlin, London and Washington, according to the press release issued by the Quai d’Orsay.
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