IAEA, Iran agree to three-month deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Rafael Grossi announced Sunday “a temporary bilateral technical understanding” that will mitigate the impact of Iran’s withdrawal from the protocol, and give the IAEA confidence that it can continue to verify Iran’s nuclear activity.

Following a weekend of talks with officials in Tehran, Grossi said in a press release, that the move “salvages the situation” and avoids the position of the inspectors “flying blind”.

He said the agreement, from which either side can withdraw, gave space for wider diplomatic discussions between the US and Iran to go ahead.

The UN’s nuclear inspectorate has struck a three-month deal with Iran giving it sufficient continued access to verify any nuclear activity in the country, opening the space for wider political and diplomatic talks between Tehran and the US.

Source: Kuwait News Agency