Iran's New Nuclear 'Understanding' with World Atomic Agency Explained

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Following a press-call organized by the European Leadership Network (ELN) on 22 February featuring ONN Director Laura Rockwood and other top nuclear experts including the former IAEA Director General Hans Blix, Rockwood’s commentary was used for MSN News piece explaining Iran’s new nuclear “understanding” with the IAEA.

As far as one could judge from the limited information available about the newly reached “understanding,” Rockwood named its three main points: "That Iran will continue to implement its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement without any limitations, that they reached a temporary bilateral technical understanding—and every one of those words carefully negotiated—whereby the Agency will continue its necessary verification and monitoring activities up to three months as per a technical annex that has yet to be released," she said, "And then finally, that the parties will keep this understanding under constant review and that it could be suspended or extended."

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