IAEA inspections decreased by 10% in Iran
WANA ( May 13 ) – According to the reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Bloomberg asserted that in 2022, after Iran refused to implement the monitoring accords specified in the JCPOA, the number of inspections carried out in this country decreased by 10%.
This report also stated the decrease in the agency’s monitoring was due to Iran’s action in dismantling the cameras and observing tools of this agency.
One year after the withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA, Iran decided to reduce its commitments to this agreement due to imposing sanctions on Iran.
Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, wrote in a document distributed to diplomats this week: “IAEA inspectors were deeply impressed by Iran’s decision.”
Grossi had traveled to Tehran with a delegation of IAEA on March 3 and met Iranian administrators.
“Iran voluntarily allows the Atomic agency to carry out more verification and monitoring activities if necessary.” Both sides agreed with this statement.
The United States has strongly sanctioned Iran’s nuclear activities for years. Western countries have accused Iran of pursuing military goals in its nuclear program. Iran has vehemently denied these claims. Iranian authorities have always emphasized the peaceful nature of their nuclear activities.
Inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency have visited Iran’s nuclear facilities many times. However, they have not found evidence that the country’s peaceful nuclear energy program has deviated to military purposes.
In 2015, Iran reached an agreement with the countries known as the 5+1 group to resolve tensions over its nuclear program. Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency’s acknowledgment of Iran’s adherence to all its obligations, the US government withdrew from this agreement in May 2017.