IAEA: We continue to verify and monitor Iran

  • 19:00 06 January 2020

IAEA: We continue to verify and monitor Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today, Monday, that it will inform member states of any developments in Iran as necessary after the latest announcement by Tehran to back down from its obligations under the nuclear agreement with world powers in response to US sanctions, ONA reports citing mbs.news. 

“The agency’s inspectors continue to carry out verification and monitoring operations in the country,” Reuters quoted a statement by the agency as saying.

“The agency will keep member states informed of any developments in this regard in a timely and appropriate manner,” she added.

On Sunday, Iran announced that it would start implementing the fifth step in reducing its nuclear obligations.

A government spokesman said that “uranium enrichment operations will be unlimited based on the technical needs of the country,” according to the Iranian “Tasnim” agency.

“Iran will not abide by any restrictions included in the agreement on the number of centrifuges it uses to enrich uranium, which means that there will be no restrictions on its enrichment capacity. The matter will henceforth depend on Iran’s technical needs,” he said.

The Iranian government has said that it will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The government expressed “its willingness to back away from its escalatory steps if Washington lifted its sanctions” imposed on Iran.