Agreement between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the IAEA

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: August 26, 2020; 20:16 ♦ (Vindobona)

After intensive bilateral consultations, the Director General of the IAEA and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the AEOI, Ali-Akbar Salehi, reached an agreement on the resolution of the safeguards implementation issues specified by the IAEA, in good faith.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi travelled to Tehran for meetings with high-level Iranian authorities. / Picture: © IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency / YouTube Screenshot

The visit was the Rafael Mariano Grossi’s first to the country since he took office last December.

During his discussions in Tehran, Director General Grossi addressed the cooperation of Iran with the IAEA, and in particular Iran’s provision of access to the Agency’s inspectors to requested locations.

“I have decided to come personally to Tehran so that I can reinforce the importance of cooperation and the full implementation of all safeguards commitments and obligations with the IAEA,” Director General Grossi said.

“My objective is that my meetings in Tehran will lead to concrete progress in addressing the outstanding questions that the Agency has related to safeguards in Iran and, in particular, to resolve the issue of access.” …