In an interview with NBC News, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said he had not been able to establish direct communication with the president’s new Iranian administration. Ebrahim Raeisi.
“I never spoke to the new foreign minister,” Grossi said. “I hope I can have the opportunity to meet him soon because it’s very important… so when there is a problem, when there is a misunderstanding, when there is a disagreement, we can talk about it. I used to have it before, and I guess I would be the normal thing. Grossi spoke during a visit to Washington.
Grossi has previously said he has “no indication” that Iran is currently seeking nuclear weapons while urging Iran for more cooperation with IAEA inspectors.
Iran and the other signatories to the JCPOA, known as the P4 + 1, have so far held six rounds of talks without result. Western powers made excessive demands during the talks and the talks were postponed until the end of the previous Iranian administration under Rouhani until the new government was formed in Iran under President Ebrahim Raeisi.
Iran’s new administration has pledged that it will return to the Vienna talks if they are results-oriented and can deliver tangible results for Iran in terms of removing sanctions and respecting the parties with the provisions of the JCPOA.
In the latest development regarding the talks, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said yesterday (Saturday) that the nulcear talks with P4 + 1 will resume soon.
It was then that Amir-Abdollahian once said that the talks must have tangible results for Iran.
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on October 5 that Iran would return to Vienna as soon as the internal review process was completed without preconditions.
Amid the indifference of the parties to the JCPOA to continued violations of the JCPOA by the United States, Iran has suspended voluntary implementation of the additional protocol, which allows unannounced inspections of its nuclear sites by inspectors of the United States. IAEA in accordance with a law approved by the Iranian parliament last December.