TEHRAN, Iran (AA) -An Iran official said Saturday an agreement has been reached with the UN nuclear watchdog to resolve issues that have prevented a new deal.
Mohammad Eslami told a joint news conference with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi in Tehran that Tehran has agreed to provide the agency with documents related to outstanding issues by mid-June.
Grossi arrived in Tehran late on Friday to discuss issues related to alleged undeclared nuclear sites and uranium traces found there, which has delayed the final outcome of talks currently underway in Vienna.
The visit came as the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, say they are at the cusp of an agreement to revive the nuclear deal after months-long talks.
Grossi, speaking at the press conference, said it was “important to have this understanding” with Iran, adding that the revival of the JCPOA was impossible without resolving the “outstanding issues”.
The issues are linked to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) safeguards agreement between Iran and the IAEA. In its last quarterly report in November, the UN nuclear watchdog had expressed “deep concern” over “nuclear material” at three undeclared sites in Iran.