Iran IAEA envoy: Latest report shows Iran’s JCPOA commitment

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Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Reza Najafi

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the UN agency's latest report once again confirms Iran’s full commitment to the country's nuclear agreement with world powers.

Reza Najafi made the remarks on Wednesday, following a report by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries signed the nuclear deal on July 2015. It went into effect on January 16, and resolved a long-running Western dispute over the Iranian nuclear program.

“Amano’s new report once again confirms that Iran’s nuclear activities in various fields including enrichment, research and development, redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor and heavy water production, are continuing within the framework of the JCPOA,” Najafi said.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano stands in front of an interim storage facility for nuclear materials as he visits a former nuclear power plant under deconstruction in Lubmin near Greifswald, northeastern Germany, on October 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

He stressed that in accordance to the report the IAEA will continue its monitoring of Iran’s activities in accordance the JCPOA.

Amano's report, which was sent to the IAEA Board of Governors and the United Nations Security Council, also noted that Iran had informed the IAEA of its plan to transfer five metric tons of heavy water out of the country.

Under the JCPOA, the Islamic Republic has agreed to roll back certain aspects of its nuclear program — including the volume of its uranium stockpiles enriched to the 20-percent level — and has provided international atomic monitors enhanced access to its nuclear facilities. In return, Iran’s partners agreed to terminate all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

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