IAEA Report Signifies Iran’s Goodwill: Envoy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report verifying the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal indicates Iran’s goodwill in upholding multilateralism in international relations.

IAEA Report Signifies Iran’s Goodwill: Envoy

In comments on Friday night, Iran’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi, said the IAEA’s 16th report verifying the implementation of the JCPOA signifies the Islamic Republic’s goodwill in terms of safeguarding multilateralism in international relations and attests to Iran meeting its international commitments.

“This report, like the fifteen previous ones from the (IAEA) director general, confirms that the agency has continued to monitor and verify Iran’s nuclear commitments under the JCPOA since the first day of implementation of the JCPOA,” he said.

Gharibabadi also noted that the new report has explicitly mentioned the Iranian Supreme National Security Council’s order to halt implementing certain JCPOA commitments of the country under the clauses 26 and 36 of the accord.

He said the IAEA report has stated that Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium until August 19 has reached 241.6 kilograms, including 25.1 kilograms of uranium enriched to 4.5 percent of purity. The envoy said according to the IAEA, Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium can stand at a maximum amount of 202.8 kilograms.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined and serious in taking the steps announced in its recent decision,” Gharibabadi underlined, adding that in order for the JCPOA to survive, the remaining parties must take immediate and appropriate measures within a defined timetable to ensure Iran’s interests under the deal.

In its latest quarterly report on Friday, the IAEA said Iran continues to comply with limitations set by the nuclear agreement it signed with major world powers in 2015 on the country's stockpiles of heavy water.

The IAEA report added that Iran has continued to allow the agency’s inspectors to monitor the country’s nuclear facilities.

The UN nuclear agency’s report also said Iran continues to enrich uranium up to 4.5 percent, above the 3.67 percent allowed under the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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