Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has mentioned that the Biden administration has modified its tone concerning the nuclear deal, however no new step has been taken but.
“In the current situation, the tone of the new US administration has changed a little, and it admitted some issues,” said President Rouhani whereas addressing the cupboard assembly on March 3.
“It has admitted the actions of the previous administration were wrong. They even took action and withdrew the wrong letter that the government had previously sent to the United Nations. However, no new step has been taken by the new US administration in lifting the sanctions, which is our main concern,” he added.
According to Iran’s high official, lifting of sanctions and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often known as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, is each straightforward and really troublesome. President Rouhani believes that if the events, particularly the United States, fulfill all their obligations and raise the sanctions, Iran will instantly fulfill its obligations.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors is holding a quarterly meeting this week in opposition to the backdrop of faltering efforts to revive Iran’s nuclear cope with main powers. As a part of the assembly, the European signatories of JCPOA, often known as the E3, together with the UK, France, and Germany are planning to problem a decision criticizing Iran’s repeated refusal to reduce its nuclear program.
On February 12, JCPOA’s signatories in Europe issued a joint assertion responding to Iran’s manufacturing of uranium steel and describing it as a “violation” of the deal.
“Under the JCPOA, Iran committed not to engage in producing or acquiring uranium metal or to conduct research and development on uranium metallurgy for 15 years. Recalling our statement of January 16, we reiterate that Iran has no credible civilian justification for these activities, which are a key step in the development of a nuclear weapon. We strongly urge Iran to halt these activities without delay and not to take any new non-compliant steps on its nuclear program,” reads the statement.
Earlier this week, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi announced that “in the absence of a technical and valid explanation from Iran, the IAEA is deeply concerned that undeclared nuclear material may be present at the unreported site.” He mentioned that these nuclear supplies haven’t been reported by Iran below its safeguard’s settlement. Also, Iran has not responded to any questions of the IAEA concerning the opportunity of discovering traces of nuclear materials within the different three websites.
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the adoption of an anti-Iran decision by the IAEA would additional complicate the state of affairs across the nuclear deal. According to Zarif,
“the Europeans have started a wrong move in support of the US. at the (IAEA) Board of Governors.”
Following the withdrawal of Washington from the JCPOA in May 2018, Iran urged the deal’s remaining signatories, to set up monetary and commerce mechanisms by which the nation might get across the US restrictions. In May 2019, citing European nations’ failure to uphold commitments to protect Iran’s financial advantages, Tehran started to scale back its commitments and resumed the buildup of its uranium stockpile and enrichment ranges.
In August 2020, the IAEA and Iran agreed to additional reinforce their cooperation and improve mutual belief to facilitate the total implementation of Iran’s Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and the Additional Protocol (AP), which obliges Iran to totally declare its nuclear enrichment actions and provide assurances that this system stays throughout the constraints of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
But in early January, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) formally introduced that it had resumed enriching uranium to 20 % purity on the Fordo facility, a stage not seen since 2015. The enrichment course of was launched on January 4 as a part of Iran’s Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, which was permitted by the nation’s parliament in December 2020. On February 15, officers in Iran mentioned that the federal government would block snap inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog from February 23 if different events to the 2015 nuclear deal don’t uphold their obligations.
On February 28, Director of the AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi warned the IAEA, saying that “in case the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency adopts an anti-Iran resolution due to the suspension of the Additional Protocol, we will give a proper response.”