The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Argentine Rafael Grossi, met in Iran with authorities the same day that the Islamic Republic’s deadline for the United States to lift its sanctions expires and that the government accused the new president Joe Biden of not changing anything with respect to the policy of his predecessor.
« Nothing changed. Biden claims that (Donald) Trump’s maximum pressure policy (on Iran) was a total failure, but he maintains it. The problem is that The United States has become addicted to sanctions, « denounced Mohamad Yavad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister. and the man who personally negotiated the nuclear deal with the United States and the rest of the world powers in 2015, which Trump then unilaterally abandoned and reinstated sanctions.
« We need actions, not promises. We want to see a change of attitude so that the arbitrariness that began with Trump is not repeated, » the minister added in an interview with the Press TV channel, reproduced by the Sputnik news agency.
The Iranian ambassador to the IAEA, Kazem Gharibabadi, said the meetings were « fruitful. »