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US expert regrets for not using JCPOA chance

New York, A former official of the US State Department expressed regret for not making use of the opportunity made by Iran nuclear deal.

Shame that, instead of relitigating the JCPOA for the last two years, we didn't spend our time working on a regional modus vivendi to prevent nuclear proliferation. We are going to regret not taking advantage of the opportunity the JCPOA gave us, Richard Nephew wrote in his Twitter account Thursday reacting to satellite images released by US media 'Bloomberg' on Saudi nuclear reactor.

In its recent report, American media announced Saudi Arabia is nearing completion of its first nuclear reactor, satellite images of the facility show, triggering warnings about the risks of the kingdom using the technology without signing up to the international rules governing the industry.

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.

This is while contrary to the US allegations, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano underlined the fact that Iran has complied with its commitments under the nuclear deal.

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.'

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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