It was on Monday when Iran’s top nuclear official made a statement revealing that there was the chance that his country could soon rethink its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency but on a condition.
According to him, his country would only make the move if President Trump proceeded to scrap off the participation of America in the 2015 agreement which put a limitation to most of the Iranian nuclear activities. It will be a delicate balancing act on the part of the U.S leader according to a number of the political analysts who say that we just have to wait and see what ensues.
The President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi gave a warning which from the perspective of many following on the matter went beyond generic threats of unspecified Iranian reprisals.
A person familiar with the matter said, “The agency’s ability to ensure that compliance, through a strict regimen of inspections, is considered critical to the survival of the accord, which is intended to ensure that Iran’s nuclear activities remain peaceful.”
One thing that is pretty clear is the fact that from the time the agency’s periodic reports came out it became rather clear that indeed Iran had been complying with most of the set terms. It has repeatedly made the assertion that it has quit developing nuclear weapons, a matter that has become a subject of discussion around the globe with quite a significant number harboring reservations.
The country’s official Islamic Republic News Agency in a brief report it unveiled recently outlined that Mr. Salehi had issued out a threat .It was a threat in line with the rethinking of the compliance and all this was through a telephone call with director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano.
Salehi was rather precise in the choice of his words according to those that listened to him speak. He said that the U.S needed to honor its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal or else Iran would move ahead and adopt a series of measures which could end up affecting the current trend of Iran’s cooperation with the agency.