IAEA Says Iran Continues to Meet Nuclear Obligations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog said in a confidential report.
In the quarterly report distributed to member states, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran has stayed with key limitations set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, AP reported.
The conclusion comes as the other signatories to the landmark 2015 deal — Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China — continue to try to salvage it after US President Donald Trump decided to pull the US out unilaterally in May.
In the report, the Vienna-based IAEA said it had been given access to all sites in Iran that it needed to visit and that inspectors confirmed Iran has kept within limits of heavy water and low-enriched uranium stockpiles.
“Timely and proactive cooperation by Iran in providing such access facilitates implementation of the additional protocol and enhances confidence,” the report stated, referring to the protocol detailing safeguards and tools for verification.
Regarding the rate of Iran’s production of enriched uranium, a diplomat, who was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the report, said it had not accelerated. “The production rate is constant. There is no change whatsoever.”