The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reconfirmed that Iran is fully implementing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement, shortly after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the landmark accord.
“As I have reported to the Board of Governors, the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the JCPOA are being implemented,” IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a statement on Friday evening.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China – plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.
Amano said upon a request by the Security Council and authorized by the IAEA’s Board of Governors, the international organization has been verifying and monitoring Iran’s implementation of its commitments under the JCPOA since January last year.
“The IAEA’s verification and monitoring activities address all the nuclear-related elements under the JCPOA. They are undertaken in an impartial and objective manner and in accordance with the modalities defined by the JCPOA and standard safeguards practice,” he added.
Source: Press TV