UN Watchdog Representatives Due in Iran over N. Deal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send its representatives to Iran in the coming days to oversee the implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal, an Iranian spokesman announced.
“The IAEA representatives will travel to Tehran for the implementation of the first step of the Joint Plan of Action on January 18,” Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said Monday.
This comes after Iran and Group 5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) on Sunday reached an agreement to start implementing the Geneva nuclear deal as early as January 20.
The two sides had on November 24 signed a six-month deal on Tehran’s nuclear program based on which the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and to impose no new nuclear-related bans in return for Tehran's decision to freeze parts of its nuclear activities and to allow more inspection of its nuclear facilities.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Kamalvandi made it clear that the IAEA envoy’s trip to Iran only relates to the implementation of the Geneva deal, adding that they will not be stationed in the country.
He also denied the rumors that the IAEA plans to establish a temporary office in Tehran.