Iran’s Salehi in London for Talks on JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi arrived in London on Wednesday to hold talks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Salehi has traveled to the British capital at the official invitation of Johnson and following his attendance at a nuclear conference in Rome.
The two officials are expected to discuss the latest political developments surrounding the JCPOA and the US administration’s recent stances and comments.
Speaking ahead of the meeting with the Iranian official, the British foreign secretary said, “…the UK supports the deal and stresses the importance of all parties continuing to uphold their commitments."
In a forthcoming speech, US President Donald Trump is expected to declare that the JCPOA is no longer in America’s national security interests and to decertify the multilateral agreement.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear accord in July 2015 and implemented it in January 2016.
The IAEA is responsible for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities as per the nuclear deal and should also help Iran develop its nuclear energy program.
Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA.