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Amano in Tehran: Iran is committed

Amano in Tehran: Iran is committed
ID : N-543 Date : 2017/10/29 - 20:41

(Persia Digest) – Director General of the IAEA has emphasized that Iran has complied with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal and has asked for all co-signatories to remain committed.

At a news conference, Yukiya Amano who has traveled to Tehran and met with the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said: “Iran has complied with its commitments to the nuclear agreement and we ask that all the co-signatories to the deal also continue to do so.”

When asked about the IAEA position regarding the recent speech by US President Donald Trump and his decertification of Iran, Amano said: “I am unable to comment on the remarks of a head of state; but I can say that the JCPOA is an agreement between the P5+1 and Iran and endorsed by a Security Council resolution. the IAEA is responsible for inspection and verification of the deal.”

Amano went on to add: “The IAEA must carry out its duties in an accurate and impartial manner in accordance with the JCPOA and its defined standards.

Salehi: Amano has not requested to visit Iran’s nuclear sites

Following talks with Amano, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also said: “Amano has not requested to visit Iran’s nuclear sites.”

At a press conference, Ali-Akbar Salehi said: “Mr Amano has traveled to Iran at his own request following events in the US and due to the importance of the JCPOA.”

He emphasized: “Iran will uphold its commitments. But if the deal is abrogated by the other parties, we are able to return to 20% uranium enrichment at the Fordo site within four days and have 100 thousand SWUs within a year and a half.”

When asked about possible inspections of Iran’s military sites within the framework of the JCPOA, Salehi reiterated: “There are no provisions made for the inspection of our military sites either in the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement, the Additional Protocol, or the JCPOA articles.”

As reported by Persia Digest, Yukiya Amano will also be meeting President Rouhani of Iran and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

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