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IAEA must only verify Iran’s measures: Reza Najafi

Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)

Press TV has conducted an interview with Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to discuss the agency's role in a potential deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: What do you think about the IAEA's role in the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action?

Najafi: The agency as a professional organization, indeed, should do a professional work. It means -- only from the technical point of view -- reporting what has been done by Iran. Of course Iran under the Joint Plan of Action, agreed in Geneva, agreed to implement some voluntary measures.

These voluntary measures have been implemented, constantly, and it was reported by the agency, and confirmed and verified.

So the role of the agency in the future would be the same. If Iran agrees on some voluntary measures under the comprehensive Joint Plan of Action, then the agency should do its job -- as a professional and technical organization -- and just issue the confirmation of the measures fulfilled by Iran.

We believe that is the only role that we can predict for the agency.

Press TV: Do you trust the agency to do that?

Najafi: Well, we trust the agency in terms of the technical aspect of the issue, because the agency just could monitor and report what inspectors see and witness, or from the sampling analysis could be verified.

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