Jun 05, 2020 23:21 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 22, 2020 13:52 Asia/Tehran]
  •  IAEA's report confirms continuing of  verification activities: Iran's Envoy

Iran's Permanent Representative to the International Organization in Vienna said that the IAEA's new report on JCPOA both reflects the IAEA's continued verification of Iran's activities and actions in suspending its obligations under the JCPOA commitments.

Iran Press/Europe: Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to International Organizations to Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi noted that the report covers new nuclear technical developments, including the surpassing of Iran's heavy water production from 130 tons and reaching 132.6 tons, and the use of new machines in Iran, including enrichment with 'IR machines. IR4, IR5, IR6, IRS, IRS6, and IR.2M in research and development lines.

Gharibabadi also referred to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) verification activities in Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He stated that in this report, the IAEA confirms the "Continuation of the temporary and voluntary implementation of the additional protocol by Iran along with the continued verification of protocol declarations by the IAEA".

Also, the report indicates "proper cooperation of Iran" and "the continued verification of the non-deviation of the stated nuclear material in Iran by the IAEA". 

Following the unilateral and illegal withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA (May 8, 2018), Iran sought to maintain the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on the condition that other parties to the agreement comply with its obligations, but the Europeans did not succeed in doing so.

Under such circumstances, the Supreme National Security Council of Iran announced on May 8, 2019, the anniversary of the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, that it would gradually reduce its commitments under Articles 26 and 36 of the agreement to strike a balance between Iran's commitments and rights.

In a statement on Sunday, January 5, 2020, the Iranian government announced the fifth and final step in reducing the obligations of the Islamic Republic of Iran in JCPOA.

According to articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, if the other party does not adhere to its obligations, Iran has the right to suspend its obligations in whole or in part.

Iran has repeatedly stressed that it is ready to return to its commitments if sanctions are lifted and Iran benefits from the JCPOA interests.

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