As EU envoy Enrique Mora is set to visit Tehran to save the stalled nuclear deal talks, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog has said expressed his concern about Iran’s lack of cooperation regarding its nuclear activity.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi told a European Parliament committee on Tuesday that the IAEA is “trying to clarify a number of still open matters with Iran.”
He stated the aforementioned in reference to the identification of traces of enriched uranium in places never declared by Iran.
“The situation does not look very good. Iran, for the time being, has not been forthcoming in the kind of information we need from them … We are extremely concerned about this,” Grossi indicated.
As negotiators seek to return to the 2015 landmark agreement that curtailed Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, talks between world powers and Iran have stalled since mid-March.
Negotiations have stalled primarily over Tehran’s insistence that Washington removes the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the US Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) List.
Following the United States, which is seeking to come back to the deal it unilaterally left in 2018, voicing its hope for progress in the talks, EU diplomat Mora, who chairs the negotiations, will visit Tehran this week, Iran announced on Monday.