Iran’s Views Included in Draft Resolution Submitted to IAEA: Top Diplomat
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A draft resolution that the Group 5+1 submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors for the closure of a case on the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) of Tehran’s nuclear program has taken account of Iran’s views, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi explained.
In a televised interview with IRIB on Tuesday, Araqchi said Iran’s viewpoints have been expressed in a Monday session of a joint commission between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), held in Vienna.
The draft resolution that was submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors has observed Iran’s views, he added.
According to the draft resolution published on Tuesday, the IAEA Board of Governors’ consideration of Iran’s PMD will be closed since all the activities in a Road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran's nuclear program have been implemented in accordance with the agreed schedule.
As part of a Road-map signed between Iran and the IAEA in July, the agency was required to finish its investigations about Iran’s nuclear activities and submit a report to the Board of Governors by December 15. The IAEA chief submitted his report on Wednesday.
The Road-map was signed on the same day that Tehran and the Group 5+1 reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement, known as the JCPOA.
The IAEA has been given the role of verifying Iran’s commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The agreement was officially adopted on October 18, and is going to take effect within the next few weeks.