.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price voiced concern.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Price praised the "professionalism" of IAEA chief Rafael Grossi on his visit to Tehran
  • Price also downplayed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's warning
  • Grossi's trip came after US President Joe Biden last week offered to talk to Iran under the aegis of the European Union

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Rafael Grossi was addressing a news conference after returning from Tehran. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@rafaelmgrossi)

  • Rafael Grossi said IAEA will continue "necessary" verification and monitoring activities in Iran
  • But after Tehran slashes cooperation, there will be less access and no more snap inspections
  • "What we agreed is something that is viable, it’s useful to bridge the gap," Grossi said