No Room for Renegotiation of Iran Nuclear Deal: EU Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary General of European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid made assurances that the nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will never be renegotiated.
Speaking at a new round of political negotiations between Iran and the EU in the central city of Isfahan on Tuesday, Schmid hailed consultations between the two sides and said the session signifies that the process of talks that started in Brussels has continued.
She further said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has nine times reported that Iran has remained committed to its undertakings under the JCPOA, adding that, therefore, there is no room for the renegotiation of the agreement.
The diplomat also said EU leaders, in their latest meeting, have underlined that all sides to the JCPOA are obliged to implement the deal.
Last month, delegations from Iran and the EU held a 2-day round of talks in Brussels on a second joint project to grow bilateral nuclear safety cooperation.
On October 9 and 10, an EU delegation and a team from the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority held meetings to discuss the second cooperation project in the field of nuclear safety.
The EU headquarters in Brussels, capital of Belgium, hosted the sessions.
The second project on mutual cooperation entailed a boost to the technical capabilities of the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority.
The two sides had launched their first cooperation project of 2.5 million euro in the field of nuclear safety in July.
The first project had been signed back in April within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The interaction is part of a five-million-euro package approved in 2016 with regard to Iran-EU cooperation on nuclear safety, according to which the EU helps the implementation of Annex III of the JCPOA.
The whole project will last 3.5 years and has as a main objective to enhance the capability of the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority in several areas, such as establishment of a Nuclear Safety Centre, regulatory framework, safety assessments and review of the implementation of stress tests in a nuclear power plant as well as further trainings, according to the European Commission’s website.