France, Germany and Britain, in a joint statement today, Tuesday, expressed their “deep regret” over Iran’s decision to limit international inspections.
“We, the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Britain, express our deep regret for Iran’s beginning to suspend the additional protocol and transparency measures” contained in the Iranian nuclear deal, stressing the “dangerous nature” of Tehran’s decision, according to AFP.
France, Germany and Britain said that Iran began today to suspend the additional protocol and the transparency measures stipulated in the nuclear agreement.
The three countries added that they are trying to preserve the nuclear agreement through negotiations that lead to the return of Washington and Tehran to it, calling on Iran to stop all measures that reduce transparency and ensure full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
For its part, the International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran needs to provide answers about the presence of traces of uranium in some sites.
The agency added that the ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have not achieved positive results so far.
On the same level, the Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency added that the agreement with Iran looks like a “black box.”
On Tuesday, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, described the agreement he concluded with Iran over the weekend to continue monitoring its nuclear activities for a period of up to three months as an agreement under which data will be collected, but the agency will not see it until after that, according to Reuters.
“This is a system that allows us to continue monitoring and recording all major activities that take place during that period so that all this information can be obtained at the end,” he said during an event hosted by the American Nuclear Risk Initiative Foundation.
“In other words, we will know exactly what happened and how many exact components were manufactured and how much material was processed or enriched,” he added.