Grossi says he plans to visit Iran in coming days

IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi expressed hope that he would travel to Tehran in the next few days to meet with senior Iranian officials.

Rafael Grossi, who is in Washington to meet with US officials, in an interview with Bloomberg talked of the current situation regarding the JCPOA and his intention to visit Iran in the next few days.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he will visit Iran in the coming days.

Grossi said he hopes to meet Iran’s senior leadership to discuss disagreements around IAEA nuclear inspections.

Yesterday, European media have reported that Rafael Grossi seeks an urgent meeting with Iran’s foreign minister as part of efforts to revive the Iranian nuclear deal.

He told the Financial Times in an interview, he urgently needed to meet Tehran’s foreign minister to discuss proposals to reinvigorate the fragile surveillance program.

“I haven’t been able to talk to [Iran’s new] foreign minister,” Grossi told the FT during a visit to Washington. “I need to have this contact at the political level. This is indispensable. Without it, we cannot understand each other.”

Iran and the remaining signatories to the JCPOA have held six rounds of talks so far with no results. The Western powers made excessive demands during the talks and the talks were postponed at the end of the previous Iranian administration under Rouhani until the formation of the new government in Iran under President Ebrahim Raeisi.

 

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