Iran’s Next Step Raises Specter of War for Top Atomic Lawyer

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ONN Director Laura Rockwood in her commentary to Bloomberg shared her concerns over the recent announcement of Iran’s intent to abandon the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the IAEA Safeguards. Iran reiterated on Monday that it will suspend the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol as of February 21 if the JCPOA parties don’t fulfill their commitments to lift sanctions on Iran. Rockwood shared the opinion that “It is unfortunate that the U.S. left the agreement [JCPOA], but I am also sorry to see Iran now leave the Additional Protocol. It is not going to make Iran more secure and it doesn’t leave the Biden administration with many options. Things can quickly spin out of control.”

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