TEHRAN (defapress) – Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a major achievement for nuclear verification.
News ID: 66743
Publish Date: 29October 2017 - 14:30
"Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to come to your
country again. I am going to meet with Foreign Minister (Mohammad Javad) Zarif.
And I am very happy that I had a meeting with vice president Salehi this
morning,” Amano told reporters on Sunday during a joint press briefing with
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi in
"Since January 2016, the IAEA has been monitoring and
verifying the nuclear-related commitments by Iran under the JCPOA. The IAEA
believes that the JCPOA is a significant gain for (nuclear) verification. The
IAEA can state that nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA
are being implemented,” he added.
"In today’s meeting with vice president Salehi, I stressed
the importance of the full implementation of the commitments under the deal,”
Amano went on to say.
Amano arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday evening to
discuss a range of issues, including the implementation of the nuclear deal.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain,
France and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and
implemented it in January 2016.
Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has
repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments
under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live
up to their undertakings.