No deal to be implemented until IAEA anti-Iran nuke case dropped: Iranian advisor-Xinhua

No deal to be implemented until IAEA anti-Iran nuke case dropped: Iranian advisor

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-08-23 23:26:30

TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- An advisor to Iran's nuclear negotiating team said on Tuesday that no nuclear agreement will be implemented until the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closes its case against Iran.

"No deal will be implemented before the IAEA ... permanently closes the false accusations," Seyed Mohammad Marandi tweeted.

In June, the IAEA Board of Governors passed an anti-Iran resolution proposed by the United States, Britain, France and Germany following the agency's reports that Tehran had not provided "technically credible explanations" for the uranium particles found at three undeclared sites.

In the same weet, Marandi reaffirmed that the removal of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations is "not a precondition" for an agreement in Vienna.

He also noted that Iran's nuclear program will not be dismantled.

Iran recently said its written response to the EU's draft of a potential agreement had been presented, noting that if the U.S. reaction features realism and flexibility, the nuclear agreement will be reached.

The latest round of the nuclear talks was held in Austria's capital Vienna in early August after a five-month hiatus. On Aug. 8, the EU put forward a "final text" of the draft decision on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran signed the nuclear deal with world powers in July 2015, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in return for the removal of sanctions on the country. However, former U.S. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the agreement and reimposed unilateral sanctions on Tehran, prompting the latter to drop some of its commitments under the pact.

The talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal began in April 2021 in Vienna but were suspended in March this year because of political differences between Tehran and Washington.