IAEA chief reaffirms Iran's commitment to JCPOA
EghtesadOnline: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Wednesday said that Iran continues to implement its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
'My report on Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015) summarizes the verification and monitoring activities that the Agency has conducted in the last few months,' Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA Board of Governors which started its seasonal meeting in the Austrian capital on Monday.
'Since my last report, Iran has submitted its declarations under the Additional Protocol, which it is applying provisionally, pending its entry into force,' said the IAEA cheif adding that Iran’s declarations are being evaluated by the Agency.
He said that the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement, reports IRNA.
Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities for Iran continue, he said.
Iran and the six world powers- the US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany- have reached a landmark nuclear agreement, knowen as the JCPOA, on July 14, 2015. The 'Implementation Day' of the deal was announced on January 16, 2016.
Iran has repeatedly announced its commitment to the JCPOA and it was in several cases reaffirmed in reports of the IAEA chief.