China Hails IAEA Report on Iran’s JCPOA Compliance
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reaffirming Iran's full compliance with its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
“We have noted this report submitted by the Director General of the IAEA. It marks the 12th time in a row that the IAEA confirmed Iran's compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA,” Chunying said on Friday during a press briefing.
She added, “We welcome and commend these efforts made by Iran and the IAEA. For the common interests of the international community, China hopes that all relevant parties could bear in mind the larger and long-term picture and continue to safeguard and implement the JCPOA.”
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.
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.