Negotiations to resume on reviving Iran nuclear deal
November 24, 2022 - Talks between Iran and world powers aimed at reviving the 2015 deal that gave Tehran sanctions relief in return for curbs on its nuclear programme are scheduled to resume on Monday.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog warned Wednesday his inspectors are close to being unable to “guarantee” they know the size of Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium, a stark alarm after his trip to Tehran produced no results, AP said.
Rafael Mariano Grossi’s words sharply contrasted with the optimistic tone his Iranian hosts offered the day before. They signal the Islamic Republic's harder line as renewed talks over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers resume on Nov 29.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s inspectors remain unable to access surveillance footage and face greater challenges in trying to monitor Tehran’s rapidly growing uranium stockpile, some of which is now enriched up to 60% purity – a short technical step from weapons-grade levels of 90%.