Selin ATAY-TDO- Rafael Mariano Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has argued that it is not possible for the new US President, Joe Biden, too "simply" return to the nuclear deal with Iran.
In 2018, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan agreement, which he called “the worst deal in history.” The P5+1 Members other than the United States -France, Britain and Germany- have expressed support for the continuation of the agreement and have also tried to convince Trump not to quit from the deal. However, Trump had reinstated sanctions on Iran. After that, Tehran refused to comply with many of the terms of the nuclear agreement.
In his speech, the head of the IAEA noted that Iran violated many of the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement and stated that the parties must make a new agreement so that the agreement can be returned.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani recently announced that he could step back "very soon" if the Washington administration ends its sanctions on Tehran.
The head of the IAEA told reporters that it was unimaginable to say “we're back to square one” because the starting point for the nuclear deal was no longer available.
Iran's existing stockpile of enriched uranium has reached 12 times the limit set in the 2015 nuclear deal. "There are many more (nuclear) materials, activities and centrifuges," Grossi said in his speech, referring to Iran's existing stockpiles and uranium purity rates. “More of these are announced every day. At the political level, there needs to be an answer to what will happen to all this," he added.