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The head of the IAEA will visit Iran.

The head of the IAEA will visit Iran.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, will soon visit Iran, said the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami.

“Grossi will soon visit Iran,” Eslami said.

At the end of February, Eslami said that the head of the IAEA may visit Iran in the near future; most likely, the visit will take place from April to the end of May, when the first International Atomic Conference will be held in the republic.

In 2015, the UK, Germany, China, Russia, the US, France and Iran entered into a nuclear deal – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which included the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear program. The United States, under President Donald Trump, withdrew from the JCPOA in May 2018 and reinstated sanctions against Tehran.

In response, Iran announced a phased reduction in its obligations under the agreement, abandoning restrictions on nuclear research, centrifuges and uranium enrichment levels.

Negotiations were held in Vienna on the renewal of the JCPOA and the lifting of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran. In December 2021, the parties reached agreement on two draft agreements, in which the European side included Iran’s positions.

According to Iranian representative Bagheri Kyani, the negotiations were successful, but US State Department spokesman Ned Price assessed the progress in Vienna as modest, calling on Tehran to take the issue seriously. There is currently a pause in the Vienna negotiation process.

In December 2021, Iran voluntarily allowed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to replace cameras at the Karaj nuclear facility, which had not previously been given access to install surveillance cameras or confirmation that the facility had not resumed production of rotor tubes and centrifuge bellows. At the same time, Tehran reported that it would provide data from surveillance cameras from a nuclear facility in the city of Karaj only after the lifting of all American sanctions.