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UN Nuclear watchdog chief to Go to Iran as International tensions simmer

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency will visit Tehran on Monday to media Iranian governments for access to websites where it’s believed the country has saved utilized or undeclared nuclear material, the firm said on Saturday.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi’s trip comes amid international pressure on Iran over its atomic program and as tensions mount between the USA and Europe following a row over steps to impose sanctions on Iran

The focus will be on accessibility to websites thought to be in the early 2000s. Iran asserts the IAEA inspectors don’t have any legal foundation to inspect the sites.

It’ll be Grossi’s very first trip to Iran because he took office in December.

“My aim is that my encounters in Tehran will result in concrete progress in fixing the outstanding questions which the Agency has linked to safeguards in Iran and, specifically, to solve the dilemma of accessibility,” Grossi said in an announcement.

“I hope to set up a profitable and cooperative station of direct conversation with the Iranian authorities that is valuable today and in the long run.”

The Iranian delegation to international organizations in Vienna tweeted that”we expect this trip will result in the reinforced mutual alliance.”

How anxieties have risen

Under the framework, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran would acquire nuclear-related financial sanctions aid in exchange for decreasing its atomic facilities.

However, in 2018 the agreement dropped following US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the nation from the atomic arrangement and reinstated economic sanctions.

The Trump government wants Iran to renegotiate a new deal that could prevent Iran from developing ballistic missiles and place indefinite curbs on its atomic program.

Last week that the US began a procedure in the UN Security Council to reinstate the UN sanctions, asserting that Iran is currently in non-compliance and invoking a provision of this atomic bargain to”snap back” more sanctions.

‘Align using the ayatollahs’

However, the other nations involved with the bargain — France, Britain, Germany, Russia, and China — have been unable to keep it living.

They announced the US actions prohibited, asserting it’s not possible to withdraw from a bargain and use the settlement that endorsed it into re-impose sanctions.

The five countries and Iran are expected to meet in Vienna on September 1.