Gharibabadi outlines measures that Iran will halt

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) – Kazem Gharibabadi said that the provisions of the Additional Protocol and Code 3.1 of the amendment to the sub-provisions of the Safeguards Agreement are among the measures that Iran will take from Feb. 23.

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna explained the measures that Iran will take from Feb. 23 in order to implement the resolution of the Parliament.

He listed the following measures:

-Provisions of the Additional Protocol

-Code 3.1 Amendment to the sub-provisions of the Safeguards Agreement (For early notification of nuclear facilities to the Agency)

-Use of modern technologies and long-term presence of the Agency in Iran

-Transparent measures related to yellow cake

-Transparent measures related to enrichment

-Accesses according to the provisions of the JCPOA

-Monitoring and verifying the implementation of voluntary actions

-Transparent measures related to the manufacture of centrifuge components

Gharibabadi on Monday said that Iran has informed the IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of its suspension of the country’s voluntary actions under the JCPOA from February 23, 2021.

The measure is based on the Strategic Action Plan approved by Iran’s parliament and due to the lack of commitment of other JCPOA signatories to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, he added.

After the illegitimate US exit from the JCPOA in May 2018, the three European signatories to the deal remained indifferent to making up for Iran’s losses.

Amid the Europeans’ lack of action, Iran took five steps to reduce its commitments to the deal while vowing that it will reverse the course as soon as the other parties live up to their commitments under the accord.

Recently, the Iranian parliament passed a bill, dubbed the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions in early last December, setting a Feb. 21 deadline for Biden to lift the US sanctions. Otherwise, Iran will halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and further boost uranium enrichment. 

Iran has so far resumed 20% uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in accordance with the Parliament’s legislation and has warned that in the case Washington does not remove all the anti-Iran illegitimate sanctions, it will also stop voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol, which gives IAEA inspectors unannounced visits to Iranian facilities.

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