Iran, IAEA develop plan to resolve outstanding issues – Politics News
“Today we came to the conclusion that what needs to be exchanged between the (International) Atomic Energy Agency and the Atomic Energy Organization (of Iran) should be done by the end of (Iranian month of) Khordad (June 21),” Mohammad said. Eslami said during a joint press conference with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi in Tehran on Saturday.
He added that Iran and the UN nuclear agency stressed that the remaining issues between the two sides should be resolved “within its own regulations and without political influence, lobbying or interference that could affect the decisions of agency on its conduct towards and interactions with Iran,” Press TV reported.
Iran’s nuclear chief stressed that the two sides agreed to follow up on these matters “in a completely professional manner” based on IAEA regulations.
He called on the IAEA not to be influenced by political issues in its cooperation with Iran, expressing the hope that “the process of cooperation will be completely natural, apolitical and professional so that the Iranian nation sees the effects in his life”.
“No political influence or lobbying should have an impact on the decisions of the IAEA,” Eslami stressed, adding that Iran and the IAEA should follow the resolution of their issues in a “completely professional” manner.
“There is no room for any political action,” he stressed.
Grossi arrived in Tehran on Friday evening to discuss one of the latest thorny issues blocking the relaunch of the deal with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as an eighth round talks between Iran and the P4+1. group of countries has reached a critical point.
“It’s important to have this understanding…to work together, to work very intensely,” Grossi said at the press conference.
“Without resolving these (outstanding) issues, efforts to revive the JCPOA may not be possible,” he added.
The head of the AEOI said late last year that the organization was working to deprive all wrongdoers of a pretext for maintaining sanctions, after Iran took a voluntary step to collaborate more with the IAEA.