Q: By announcing that it will return to Vienna for nuclear negotiations on November 29, hasn’t Iran succeeded in deflecting any possible reaction by you at the next IAEA board meeting with regard to any failure on its part to cooperate with the organization?
A: We remain extremely concerned by Iran’s failure to comply with its obligations toward the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), especially the commitments it itself took with regard to the Agency on September 12. Iran must immediately resume its dialogue and cooperation with the Agency to move forward on pending issues, including obligations on guarantees and the implementation of the temporary measures agreed with the IAEA, following Iran’s unilateral suspension last February of the Additional Protocol, and activities to verify Iran’s implementation of the Vienna Agreement. Together with our partners, we are paying close attention to whether Iran abides by its commitments and are coordinating closely on our response to that situation. Today the Minister is meeting IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi in Glasgow and will confirm France’s resolute support for his efforts.
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