Tehran “is now deliberately obstructing the planning and regular conduct of verification and monitoring activities” of the International Atomic Energy Agency, four countries deplored this Monday.
France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States called on Iran on Monday to reverse its decision to ban access to several inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , responsible for controlling its nuclear program.
“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,” said the four in a joint statement. countries, through their permanent representatives to the UN body in Vienna.
The EU “very concerned”
The European Union, which plays the role of coordinator in negotiations over the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known by the acronym JCPOA, also called on Iran this weekend to review his decision, saying he was “very worried”.
The IAEA condemned on Saturday an “unprecedented” gesture, taken in response to the threat of a resolution sent last week to Tehran by Washington, Paris, London and Berlin.
Its director general Rafael Grossi launched a new appeal to Iran on Monday, warning it of serious consequences “if it does not cooperate”, in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the Nations united in New York.
While denying that it wants to acquire an atomic bomb, Iran has gradually freed itself from the commitments made within the framework of the 2015 agreement, in reaction to the withdrawal of the United States decided in 2018 by President Donald Trump.
This pact was supposed to limit the atomic activities of the Islamic Republic in exchange for a lifting of international sanctions. Discussions held in Vienna by the various stakeholders to revive it failed last year.
Source: BFM TV