IAEA Board of Governors to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is gathering on Monday in the Austrian capital for a quarterly meeting in the Vienna office of the United Nations.
Despite issues connected with the security of nuclear facilities worldwide, 35 member countries of the Board will discuss the state of nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea, as well as measures to control them on the part of the agency, the Russian TASS news agency reported from Vienna.
The discussions will be mainly held between the IAEA Board of Governors and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, US, Britain, France, and Germany).
Earlier on August 25, the first meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors after the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers was held in Vienna.
The IAEA’s senior diplomats convened a meeting at the agency's headquarters, where the discussions included verification and monitoring of the July 14 nuclear accord in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015), and the financial implications for the agency.
The meeting came 10 days after the IAEA announced that it has received documents from Iran as part of a Roadmap agreement earlier reached between the two sides.
Iran provided the IAEA with its explanation in writing and related documents as agreed in the Roadmap for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program, concluded between the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 14 July 2015, a statement by the Agency read.
Back on July 14, Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano said that a "roadmap" has been signed between the IAEA and Iran to clarify the outstanding past and present issues.
According to Amano, the roadmap calls for the IAEA, with Iran's cooperation, to make an assessment of issues relating to possible military dimensions (PMD) of the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program by the end of 2015.
The IAEA received the documents as it was stated in the Roadmap that “Iran will provide, by 15 August 2015, its explanations in writing and related documents to the IAEA, on issues contained in the separate arrangement mentioned in paragraph 1.”
According to the Roadmap, after receiving Iran's written explanations and related documents, the IAEA will review the information by 15 September 2015, and will submit to Iran questions on any possible ambiguities regarding such information.
The Roadmap was signed on the day when Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.