The Iranian government is preparing a month-long extension of inspections by the United Nations Nuclear Agency after the Islamic Republic’s parliament announced the end of some aspects of cooperation when the deadline expired on Saturday.
Chamber President Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf said this Sunday that Iran would no longer provide the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the footage from its facilities’ surveillance cameras in full talks with international powers in order to restore it in its entirety. The nuclear agreement signed in 2015, which has now deteriorated due to the unilateral withdrawal of the United States three years later, with the consistent restoration of sanctions against Tehran.
Given the risk of talks going on without a tentative agreement, sources close to the Supreme National Security Council suggest that Iran will approve the extension as long as private talks with the United States to lift the sanctions bear fruit.
“If we ask for the extension, we hope that the negotiating parties will take advantage of Iran’s goodwill and this renewed opportunity to facilitate the settlement process by accepting Iran’s legal demands,” said state television sources in the Bloomberg agency.
Indeed, the country’s President Hasan Rohani assured in his comments this Sunday that Iran will do everything possible to continue talks until an agreement with the US authorities is guaranteed.
“The United States has clearly stated its readiness to lift the sanctions that are on Iran under the nuclear deal and we will continue negotiations until we reach a final agreement,” he said in a statement posted on the Presidency website has been.
The President did not mention the statement by the Iranian Parliament.