Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog
Britain, France and Germany, the three European members of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, will put forward the resolution during this week's meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors, according to diplomatic sources.
A document circulated by the Iranian mission in Vienna and seen by AFP said such a resolution would effectively end the temporary agreement that IAEA chief Rafael Grossi worked out with Tehran to mitigate what he calls the "huge loss" of some inspections.
"I have to give this warning, that actions against our expectations will have adverse effects on diplomatic processes, and can quickly close the windows of opportunity," Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei told reporters.
Restrictions on inspections went into force on February 23.
It followed a law passed by the Iranian parliament in December, that called for suspending certain commitments if the US does not lift unilateral sanctions or the three European countries do not help Tehran to bypass those sanctions.
Under the agreement with the IAEA, that runs for up to three months, data from cameras on Iran's nuclear programme will be stored and not handed over to the agency, and if sanctions are not lifted by that time, Tehran will start erasing the recordings.
Diplomatic sources in Vienna say the European resolution is expected to face a vote on Friday, and that it is backed by the United States.
Tehran demands Washington take the first step by scrapping the sanctions.
Iran on Sunday dismissed a European offer for an informal meeting involving the US on the deal, saying the time is not right as Washington has failed to lift sanctions.