Iran Removes ‘Excess Centrifuges’ from Fordow Site, IAEA’s Amano Confirms
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said Tehran has removed sensitive equipment from the country’s Fordow nuclear facility, in compliance with a key commitment of its nuclear deal with six world powers.
“Iran has removed excess centrifuges and infrastructure from the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant in line with its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” Amano said in a statement published on the official website of the IAEA on Monday.
“The JCPOA required Iran, within one year from Implementation Day, to complete the removal of all excess centrifuges and infrastructure from the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant and to transfer them to storage at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant under continuous Agency monitoring,” he added.
The IAEA director general confirmed that “on 15 January 2017, the Agency verified that Iran has taken these actions related to Fordow” and that “Iran has carried out these steps within the timeframe stipulated under the JCPOA.”
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) reached the nuclear deal in July 2015 and implemented it in January last year.