Iran demands closure of IAEA probes for 'sustainable' nuclear deal


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Iran demands closure of IAEA probes for 'sustainable' nuclear deal
Iran's demand risks hurting the chances of saving the deal because Washington has rejected linking it to the agency's investigation.
Published: SEPTEMBER 5, 2022

Iran is seeking the closure of the UN nuclear agency's investigation of its nuclear activities among other guarantees, in order to revive the country's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a senior Iranian official said on Monday.

"An end to the agency's probes is part of the guarantees that we are seeking to have a sustainable and durable nuclear agreement," Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani told a televised news conference.

Last week, Iran sent its latest response to an EU-drafted text aimed at overcoming an impasse to revive the nuclear pact, under which it had restrained its nuclear program in exchange for relief from US, EU and UN economic sanctions.