Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that if the previous agreement between Iran and the IAEA is extended, the IAEA will not be granted access beyond safeguards.
Answering a question about the extension of the agreement between Iran and the IAEA, Khatibzadeh said, “It is being discussed in the Supreme National Security Council and the Atomic Energy Organization will make an official announcement as soon as the process is finalized.”
“It is important to note that this agreement does not give the Agency access beyond safeguards and this is an internal decision of the Islamic Republic of Iran to agree with the agency’s request to maintain its video recording within the framework of the Additional Protocol. No access to the Agency has been granted since the day the Parliament’s law implemented,” he added, as quoted by Mehr news agency.
“If the agreement is extended, the Agency will not be granted access beyond safeguards,” the spokesman said, adding, “If we reach an agreement in Vienna, these video recordings can be made available to the Agency. Finally, this decision will be announced today.”
He also pointed to the JCPOA Joint Commission meetings in Vienna, saying, “Good progress has been made and we believe an agreement is achievable.”
“The United States tried with all its might to destroy the JCPOA, and by inaction destroyed all potential facilities and capacities for Iran’s benefit from the deal.”
Source: Iranian media