The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that the Iranian government has not responded to the monitoring agreement, stressing the need to maintain the verification of Iran's nuclear activities.
The United Nations (UN) agency announced in a statement issued on Friday that Iran did not respond to the initiative to extend the nuclear activities control agreement, which expired on 25 June, indicating: "It is necessary for Iran to provide an immediate response on this issue."
The agency Director-General Rafael Grossi stressed the "vital importance" of continuing the verification and monitoring activities in Iran and collecting data on some nuclear facilities under the provisions of the agreement.
The IAEA had previously reached a technical agreement with Iran in February 2021 to monitor nuclear activities in the country, which was extended for a month in May.
This took place after the Iranian authorities decided to suspend the Additional Protocol to the safeguards agreement with the agency in response to the US' refusal to cancel the economic sanctions imposed on Iran after former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Tehran in 2018.