Mucteba Zünnur, head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, said that if a conclusion is not reached in the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna by 24 May, the “nuclear law” enacted by the Parliament will restrict the inspections of the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of his country.
Speaking to Iran’s semi-official news agency Tesnim, Zünnur stated that no serious progress has been made regarding the ongoing negotiations in Vienna so far.
Zünnur said, “According to the strategic law for lifting the sanctions, if this lock is not broken, the West’s opportunity to fulfill its obligations will end on 3 Khordad (May 24) and Iran will act according to this law. said.
Reminding that the inspections of IAEA inspectors will be restricted within the scope of the law and the Additional Protocol, which allows instant inspections of nuclear facilities, will be canceled, Zünnur said, “Currently, the cameras of the Agency continue to record offline at our nuclear facilities. and the cameras in the facilities will also be turned off. ” used the expressions.
“NUCLEAR LAW” APPROVED DESPITE GOVERNMENT’S OBJECTION
The Iranian Parliament, which is dominated by the conservatives, passed the “Strategic Action Plan for the Abolition of Sanctions and the Protection of the Interests of the Iranian Nation” law on December 1, which aims to accelerate nuclear activities shortly after the killing of nuclear scientist Muhsin Fahrizade on 27 November 2020.
The government headed by President Hassan Rouhani had to implement the law, which he objected on the grounds that it would put the country in foreign policy, after the Constitution was finally approved by the Council of Guardians.
The law obliging the Iranian Atomic Energy Authority to start enriching uranium by at least 20 percent and to increase its low-level enriched uranium stocks, if the parties to the nuclear agreement do not take steps to normalize Tehran’s banking relations and oil exports within two months, Iran’s NPT from 2016. it necessitated the departure from the Additional Protocol, which it had been implementing voluntarily since.
During his visit to Tehran on February 21, IAEA President Rafael Grossi announced that a temporary technical agreement was reached and within this scope, the basic verification and monitoring activities of the IAEA will continue “unlimited” for another 3 months.
On the other hand, Iran Atomic Energy Agency stated in its statement on the subject that no other inspection opportunity will be given to the IAEA except the Security Inspection Agreement, and stated that some nuclear activities will be recorded for only 3 months, but the records will not be given to the IAEA if the sanctions are not lifted within the specified period.
The talks, which started in Vienna, the capital of Austria, on 6 April and discussed the full implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (COEP), and the return of the US to the agreement by lifting the sanctions, continue with the participation of the representatives of the parties.