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IAEA reiterates Iran’s implementation of its commitments

New York, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) underlined the fact that Iran has complied with its commitments under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Addressing the United Nations Security Council briefing session on Strengthening the NonProliferation Treaty

ahead of the Review Conference in 2020 on Tuesday, Yukiya Amano said 'the nuclear programmes of Iran and the DPRK remain among the top items on the Agency s agenda.'

He added 'in December 2015, I presented a Final .Assessment on past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran's nuclear programme to the IAEA Board.'

'I stated that Iran had conducted a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device before the end of 2003,' Amano noted.

The IAEA chief stressed that 'these activities did not advance beyond feasibility and scientific studies, and the acquisition of certain relevant technical competences and capabilities.'

Reiterating Iran compliance with nuclearrelated commitments, he said that the agency had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.

Referring to IAEA's monitoring Iran's implementation of its commitments since 2016, Amano said 'In my regular reports to the Board, I have stated that Iran is implementing those commitments.'

Emphasizing the fact that the agency will continue to verify the nondiversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its NPT Safeguards Agreement, the IAEA chief said 'The implementation in Iran of the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement, Additional Protocol, and additional transparency measures under the JCPOA amounts to the most

robust verification system in existence any here in the world.'

Trump earlier announced on May 8, 2018, the withdrawal from the JCPOA, which was condemned by other parties to the 2015 agreement and their emphasis to stay in the landmark international deal.

The International Atomic Energy Agency in its 14th report on February 22 reiterated Iran compliance with its commitments under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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