Temporary understanding reached between IAEA and Iran

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced today that they have reached a "temporary technical understanding" with Iran.

As part of the understanding, Iran will continue to implement "fully and without limitation" it's Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA as before.

The IAEA will also continue verification and monitoring activities in Iran for up to three months, under the understanding. They will also regularly review the understanding to ensure it "continues to achieve its purposes".

The two sides said they "recalled and reaffirmed the spirit of cooperation and enhanced mutual trust" that led to the Joint Statement in Tehran on August 26, 2020.

Iran will also stop implementing voluntary measures under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action also known as the Iran nuclear deal on February 23rd.

The voluntary measures include complying with the Additional Protocol - an expanded set of requirements set by the IAEA on confirming use of nuclear material for peaceful purposes.

Stopping this implementation does not mean Iran is withdrawing from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, according to Iran's Fars News Agency.

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