News ID: 321751
Published: 0240 GMT May 20, 2022

IAEA: No indication of Iran’s lack of seriousness in Vienna talks

IAEA: No indication of Iran’s lack of seriousness in Vienna talks

The head of the UN atomic watchdog said Friday he had found no sign of Iran’s lack of seriousness in the Vienna talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

I have no indications that Iran is not serious about negotiations regarding its nuclear file,” Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said in Tokyo, Japan, according to Al Jazeera.

Addressing a press conference, the IAEA chief, however, said he still awaited convincing responses from Iran about certain nuclear activities.

The remarks came three days after US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that it is now up to Iran to demonstrate its seriousness”.

Iran, however, insists that the US as the JCPOA violator, must make its decision to return to full compliance with the pact.

Direct talks between Iran and France, Britain, Germany, China, Russia and with the United States indirectly to resurrect the JCPOA have been on hold since March, over the US refusal to meet Irans key demands including the removal of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) from its list of designated terrorist” organizations.

Iran maintains that the IRGCs designation in 2019 was part of former president Donald Trump administrations maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, and, therefore, it has to be reversed unconditionally.




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