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Monday, January 11, 2021, 21:19
Iran threatens to halt implementing IAEA additional protocol
By Xinhua
Monday, January 11, 2021, 21:19 By Xinhua

This June 8, 2018 photo, shows the logo of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the building of the IAEA laboratories in Seibersdorf, near Vienna. (ALEX HALADA / AFP)

TEHRAN - The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday that if the parties to the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal do not adhere to their commitments, Iran will stop implementing the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

In response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018 and re-imposition of sanctions, Iran has stopped implementing parts of its obligations under the deal

The ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that "the law of the parliament is completely clear ... if the other party fails to comply with its obligations, the IAEA's Additional Protocol inspections will be suspended."

He stressed that the end to the the IAEA's protocol inspection "does not mean the expelling of IAEA inspectors."

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Last week, Iran launched 20-percent uranium enrichment process as part of Iran's Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions which was approved by the parliament in December 2020.

In response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018 and re-imposition of sanctions, Iran has stopped implementing parts of its obligations under the deal.

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