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Iran settles a file raised by the IAEA regarding its nuclear program


Following the recent deliberations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the file of one of the three places in which the IAEA claims to have found highly enriched uranium particles was closed.

Iranian media reported on Tuesday that Iran had settled some of the issues raised by the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding its nuclear program, days before the agency’s meeting in Vienna.

According to the media, Iran confirms that it has provided guarantees on the issue of the presence of nuclear materials at the undisclosed Marivan site, in the south of the country.

And in 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency published a report on “unresolved” issues regarding the presence of nuclear material at three unauthorized sites: Marivan, Varamin and Turquzabad in southern Tehran.

Fars news agency and other media reported, quoting informed sources, that “with the improvement of relations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the issue related to one of the supposed sites has been resolved.”

The agency added: “This ends the agency’s investigation” about the Mariwan site, located near the town of Abadah.

The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency will meet next week in Vienna to review Iran’s nuclear program, which some countries accuse of seeking to acquire an atomic weapon, something Tehran has always denied.

During the last meeting in March, Iran avoided a new resolution by the council thanks to “concrete agreements” concluded a few days ago during the visit of the Agency’s Director General, Rafael Grossi, to Tehran.

Since then, Iran has confirmed that it has settled the issue of detecting uranium particles enriched to 83.7%, the level close to the threshold for making an atomic bomb, at the underground Fordow plant site.

On the other hand, “a number of cameras” were installed in “one of the nuclear sites,” but they are not currently operational, as reported by the media.

Tehran publicly asserts that it supports the resumption of negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran concluded an agreement with major powers (the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China, and Germany) regarding its nuclear program, which allowed lifting sanctions in return for reducing its activities and ensuring the peacefulness of its program. However, the United States withdrew from it in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, which responded by gradually retracting most of its commitments.

Since April 2021, Iran and major powers have engaged in talks aimed at reviving the agreement, in which the United States has indirectly participated. Although progress was achieved in these talks, they did not reach the stage of understanding to reactivate the agreement.

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