Iran 'examining' whether to extend IAEA monitoring deal
Since then, the Islamic Republic has refused to provide real-time footage from IAEA cameras and data from other surveillance devices that the UN agency has installed in these locations.
The monitoring equipment remains in the IAEA's custody, but the data is in the possession of Iran and should not be deleted as long as the arrangement remains in force.
Initially agreed for three months, the compromise was extended for a further month but then expired on June 24. The IAEA has since been urging Tehran to inform it of its intentions.
Regarding the agreement with the IAEA, "we are examining the need [to renew it] and any other possibility," Rabii said Tuesday, without elaborating, at a press conference in Tehran.
On Monday, the Iranian foreign ministry had said "no decision" on the deletion or retention of the recorded data had been taken yet.
But the pact was torpedoed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew the United States and reimposed US sanctions and imposed new ones.