Amano Appreciates Iran for Implementing N. Deal
Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano lauded Iran for its full implementation of the last year nuclear deal with the world powers, calling on all sides to help keep the agreement alive.
“I am satisfied with the trend (of implementation) of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and Iran has acted upon its undertakings,” Amano told reporters after meeting Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran on Sunday.
He also expressed the hope that the implementation of the nuclear deal would continue the present trend, a warning to the world powers not to lose the opportunity by lagging or hesitating about their implementation.
His remarks came after the US Senate voted to the extension of the Iran Sanctions Act that clearly violates the last year nuclear deal. The approval wasn’t endorsed by US President Barack Obama but it will be implemented based on the US laws. Iranian officials have warned that Tehran has prepared itself for showing a tough reaction.
Earlier this month, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi underlined the necessity for all parties to the last year nuclear deal to remain committed to their undertakings.
“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a multilateral document approved by the UN Security Council and internal developments of countries shouldn’t distort it,” Wang said during the meeting in Beijing.
At the meeting, the two high-ranking officials also underlined the necessity for other members of the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) to remain fully committed to the Vienna nuclear deal signed with Tehran last year.
They also emphasized serious fight against terrorism and mutual cooperation in this regard.
Before Zarif, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the US of Tehran’s firm response to the implementation of the Iran Sanctions Act whose extension for another 10 years was approved by the Senate earlier this month.
“As stressed by Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei), the Islamic Republic of Iran has and will never violate the nuclear deal; we are committed to our undertakings and I, as the president and head of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), declare clearly that we will not bear violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by any members of the G5+1 and will respond it properly,” President Rouhani said in Tehran, addressing the Iranian MPs in a session to submit the next year budget plan to the parliament for approval, FNA reported.
Source: Al Alam