Aug 26, 2020 15:26 UTC
  • Iran voluntarily grants IAEA access to two locations specified by UN agency

Iran has agreed to grant the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to two sites specified by the UN nuclear agency.

At the end of a two-day trip by the IAEA Head Rafael Grossi to Tehran, Iran and the UN agency issued a joint statement on agreements and the results of high-level talks between the two sides.

According to Press TV quoting the statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed to further strengthen their cooperation, and to build mutual trust to facilitate the full implementation of the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and its Additional Protocol, which has been provisionally implemented by Iran since January 16, 2016.

Following intensive bilateral consultations, Iran and the IAEA agreed to resolve in good faith the issues specified by the IAEA in relation to the implementation of the safeguards, the statement said.  

In this regard, Iran will voluntarily give the IAEA access to the two locations specified by the Agency, and will facilitate the Agency's verification activities to resolve these issues.

According to the statement, the dates related to the Agency access and verification activities have been agreed.

It said the Agency's verification activities shall be carried out in accordance with the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and the Additional Protocol and the Agency's standard verification procedure without discrimination and on equal footing, as is the case for all countries complying with the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and the Additional Protocol.

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