Nuclear: Tehran has made concessions, including on the IAEA

Nucl&eacute ;air: Tehran has made concessions, notably on the IAEA

If Iran accepts IAEA inspections, it would be a major concession that could revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

A senior US official said on Tuesday that Iran had dropped its request to block certain inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a major concession that could revive the nuclear power. #x27;2015 nuclear deal.

In addition to the nuclear program restrictions that Iran would have to implement, the IAEA would once again be able to oversee the most draconian inspection regime ever, detecting any Iran's attempt to secretly develop a nuclear weapon, the official said on condition of anonymity.

This photo released by the IAEA shows centrifuges at the Natanz plant in Iran.

According to Washington, Iran also in recent days dropped another requirement to lift the Revolutionary Guards' designation as a terrorist organization, according to the same source.

This demand was categorically refused by the United States and no longer appears in the last text on the negotiating table.

For months, Tehran has linked any agreement a removal of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, from the American blacklist of terrorist organizations.

The Iranian nuclear negotiations aim to salvage the international agreement reached in 2015 with the Tehran regime by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, United States, France, Kingdom United Kingdom and Russia) plus Germany, from which Washington withdrew in 2018 under President Donald Trump.

The US official also dismissed any notion of US concessions, saying it was Iran that made concessions on important issues.

There are still disparities to overcome, but were we to reach an agreement to return to the [2015] nuclear deal, Iran would have to take many significant steps aimed at dismantling its nuclear program, he said. added it.

Among these, Iran would be prohibited from enriching uranium beyond 3.67% and storing more than 300 kilos of it until 2031, and thousands of centrifuges would be stopped and dismantled, including those of the Fordow plant, according to this source.

Iran for its part has asked for some adjustments to the proposed agreement submitted by the European Union to the participants in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file, said Tuesday the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

In an interview on national television Spain, Mr. Borrell confirmed that most of the participants had accepted the Iranian demands, the content of which he did not disclose, and that only the response from the United States was missing.

The United States denied on Monday delaying these negotiations and indicated that it was continuing to examine Iranian responses, assuring that Washington would respond as soon as this t examination and these consultations [will] be completed.

A meeting could be held this week in Vienna, Borrell said on Monday.

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