Iran Warns IAEA of US Breach of JCPOA

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s top nuclear official has cautioned the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Washington’s lack of commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) could adversely affect Iran’s cooperation with the nuclear watchdog, a spokesperson said.

دیدار یوکیا آمانو با علی اکبر صالحی

In comments on Monday, Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi has had a telephone conversation with Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano to warn the UN nuclear agency about the consequences of US violation of the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.

Salehi has reminded Amano that if the United States fails to fulfill its commitments to the JCPOA, the Islamic Republic of Iran will make a series of decisions that could affect the current process of Iran's cooperation with the IAEA, the spokesperson noted.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and implemented it in January 2016.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed Iran’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.

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