“Every day that goes by is just further proof and demonstration of how self-defeating the decision to withdraw from the JCPOA was [It] left an Iranian nuclear program that is unconstrained."
The director-general pushed back on questions that he had not achieved sufficient restoration of monitoring of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Since his election in June, some have mythologized President Ebrahim Raisi as an immovable object. But then he moved.
Though a partial deal has been reached, some disputes between Iran and the IAEA are still unresolved.
Serbia is one of the few European countries publicly pursuing stronger ties with Tehran.
Since last Thursday, the US has sent multiple loud signals to Iran that it will start exerting pressure if a nuclear compromise is not forthcoming.
Iran is denying the IAEA access to re-install surveillance cameras at a workshop at the TESA Karaj complex.
"The repeated prolongation of the agreement, which has now been in place for around nine months, is becoming a significant challenge to the Agency’s ability to restore this continuity of knowledge."
Tehran and world powers will resume negotiations on Nov. 29 to find ways to reinstate the nuclear deal that Washington exited three years ago before reimposing harsh sanctions on Iran.
Complaints from the UN body that Iran has not fully cooperated with monitors could make it more difficult to revive the nuclear deal.