Paris calls on Tehran to ease IAEA's work
The French Foreign Ministry says that "Iran must resume cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and restore full and immediate access to its facilities."
France called on Iran on Monday to re-enable the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) "immediate" and "full" access to its facilities after the interim settlement period between the two parties expired on June 24.
"We fully support the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency to verify and monitor Iran's compliance with its nuclear obligations," the French Foreign Ministry said during an online press conference, noting that "Iran must resume cooperation with the IAEA and re-enable it with full and immediate access."
For his part, Assistant Spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry, Gabriel Attal, said, "We regret that Iran has not confirmed to the Atomic Energy Agency that it intends to continue implementing the terms of the temporary technical agreement concluded between them."
Attal added, "Any interruption in the implementation of this agreement would harm the IAEA's ability to maintain its continued knowledge of Iran's nuclear activities."
Yesterday, Sunday, the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, said that "Iran will not hand over to the International Atomic Energy Agency the data recorded in surveillance cameras", noting that the strategic initiative to lift the embargo law is still in effect and is under implementation.
The Iranian government had announced that it had started, last February, suspending the implementation of the additional protocol from the nuclear agreement. Furthermore, it stressed that it would not allow the IAEA to conduct visits outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).