Four points on Grossi’s Tehran trip
Tehran, IRNA – UN nuclear chief Rafael Grossi arrived in Tehran last night to meet the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), but there are some points to consider.
Grossi claimed in a recent report to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors that its inspections from Iranian nuclear sites have seen a significant decrease and are also facing serious limitations.
Some Western media, based on the report, anticipated that European sides and the US would scramble to have the BoG issue a statement against Iran. However, the anticipation proved false, since the BoG meeting next week has no anti-Iran resolution on the agenda.
1- Iran and the IAEA have good interaction at different levels and the two sides exchange delegations whenever is deemed necessary. In this context, Grossi's trip to Tehran was to have a talk on the verge of BoG's next meeting, and the Western media's anticipation to link the trip to safeguards issues came to be wrong.
2- It is expected that Grossi's trip would lead to the offering of positive assessments to prevent misuse by Western sides.
3- The IAEA cannot deny its defining role in the JCPOA; therefore, it should be cautious about the consequences of its reports and stances to maintain its legal, professional reputation and continue to be effective in reaching a deal.
4- Given all conditions and the West's desperate need to return to the talks with Iran, the European sides and the US aren't expected to seek tension in the BoG meeting, since they are well aware that any such action in the meeting would entail Iran's proper response and endanger diplomacy and negotiations.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA