IAEA Verifies Iran’s Compliance with JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has so far made good on its side of bargain in a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, also known the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran “has not pursued the construction of the existing Arak heavy water research reactor" and has "not enriched uranium" above low levels, the IAEA said in its second quarterly assessment on Friday since the implementation of the JCPOA in January.
"Throughout the reporting period, Iran had no more than 130 metric tons of heavy water ... Iran's total (low) enriched uranium stockpile did not exceed 300 kg," it added.
The report also said, “All stored centrifuges and associated infrastructure have remained in storage under continuous Agency (IAEA) monitoring”.
On February 26, the IAEA released its first regular report since the implementation of the JCPOA, saying it “has been verifying and monitoring the implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments”.
Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and started implementing it on January 16.