The International Atomic Energy Agency could be restricted from inspecting Iran's nuclear activities, unless members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action uphold their obligations by next week.
Iran's foreign ministry on Monday specifically pinpointed that inspections on short notice will be blocked, but said it does not mean they will end all inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog.
This has been read as a challenge to the U.S. President Joe Biden’s hopes of reviving the 2015 accord.
After the Trump administration abandoned the action in 2018, Iran began violating some of the deal’s limits on sensitive uranium enrichment.
Washington and Tehran now disagree over how to best restore the accord, with both sides demanding the other to act first in order to return to compliance.