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Iran will allow IAEA experts to continue work

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The IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Ali Akbar Salehi, the country's vice president and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, have agreed to extend the checks at Iranian nuclear facilities by one month. The agency will continue the process of monitoring and verifying Iran's nuclear program.

Iran will allow IAEA experts to continue work

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency managed to agree on the extension for another month of the Technical Agreement concluded between the IAEA and Iran in February this year. Then it was necessary to sign such a document due to the entry into force of the law that suspended the Additional Protocol to the safeguards agreement with the IAEA. The Islamic Republic's parliament imposed this restriction until the United States lifts sanctions against Tehran.

On the eve of the media there were reports of Iran's intention to stop transmitting and storing information coming from the IAEA equipment. The agency, and with it the entire world community, could have lost the ability to control what is happening at nuclear facilities in Iran. Thanks to the decision taken today, such a development of events was prevented - the agreement was extended until June 24.

The end of monitoring would be a serious loss now, as attempts are being made to restore the "nuclear deal" - adopted in 2015 as a result of lengthy negotiations between China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the EU and Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iranian Nuclear program. Later, the Trump administration withdrew from the Agreement and imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran.

"I am glad that thanks to the dialogue we managed to come to an agreement today," Rafael Grossi said. The IAEA hopes that work will intensify in the coming month to reach agreements with Iran on its nuclear program.

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