The Iranian Foreign Ministry affirmed that “Tehran will suspend the implementation of the additional protocol by February 21 in the event that sanctions are not lifted and the parties to the nuclear agreement do not abide by their obligations.”
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “Any monitoring and inspection operations outside the safeguards agreement, which Iran voluntarily applied in the Additional Protocol, will be stopped,” pointing out that “stopping the implementation of the Additional Protocol does not mean that all IAEA oversight of Iran’s nuclear program will stop completely.” Whole”.
Zada pointed out that “cooperation with the international agency will continue, and we will inform it of all our steps,” adding that “it is possible to return to work with the additional protocol if the counterparty fulfills its obligations.”
Khatib Zada also criticized the “leakage of a confidential report” to the International Agency for the “Wall Street Journal” on the production of uranium metal, adding: “The international agency bears the responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the reports and cooperating with Tehran,” noting that “there is a real leniency in the agency regarding the confidentiality of information.” Provided by Tehran to the agency. “
The Iranian Foreign Ministry also called on the new US administration to “retreat from the policy of the previous administration,” stressing that “Tehran would respond in an appropriate manner to any change in Washington’s policy towards us.”
Commenting on the Iranian Minister of Security’s statements about the possibility of making a nuclear bomb, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman said: “Iran’s position has not changed, which is the peaceful nature of all nuclear activities. And Tehran does not compromise on its national interests and national security. “
He pointed out that “Iran is an active country at the regional and international levels and will not negotiate on its national and national interests, and that Tehran is committed to the Treaty on the Control of Nuclear Weapons and our policy has not changed regarding the possession of nuclear weapons.”