Salehi calls on UK to seize the opportunity of JCPOA
The head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi in Vienna called on UK government for seizing the opportunity of JCPOA for cementing bilateral relations.
Iran Press/Irannews: Highlighting the importance of reviving bilateral ties in all domains, especially in economic and academic realms, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi called on UK government for seizing the opportunity of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for cementing bilateral relations.
Salehi made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with UK delegation on the sideline of the 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Austria’s capital, Vienna.
The head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that Iran expects the United Kingdom to serve a crucial role in the rebuilding project of Arak heavy-water reactor.
Salehi also asked for encouraging UK’s small and medium companies for coming into Iran and for facilitating student and professor exchange programs.
Speaking at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna on Monday, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has said: "The reaction of the global community to Washington’s unlawful withdrawal from JCPOA raises serious doubtsabout validity and wisdom of Washington's policies."
UK representative Robin Grimes, for his part, said that his country is committed to JCPOA and the fact that UK has accepted to replace the US in constructing re-designed Arak heavy reactor confirms its commitments.
Grimes also expressed satisfaction regarding positive reports of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Iran’s nuclear program and its compliance with the international agreement.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) François Jacq in a meeting with the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday in Vienna also described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a ‘successful’ agreement and highlighted the commitment of France to the pact.
Trump announced US withdrawal from the JCPOA on 8 May , and vowed to reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.
Tehran has said it would make a decision on its future role in the nuclear agreement in the coming weeks following negotiations with the other signatories of the deal.
EU powers have scrambled to save the JCPOA and protect their businesses in Iran against US sanctions.
َAlso, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran is totally prepared to resume its' previous nuclear activities if the 2015 deal with the 5+1 Group of countries is not fully preserved.