Official: IAEA Board of Governors’ decision counts, not Amano’s remarks

AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a bilateral agreement, expressing hope that both sides will properly heed their commitments.

The spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Sunday that IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has made various comments and has been quoted differently in media, but what really counts is the agency’s report and the Board of Governors’ decision.

Behrouz Kamalvandi who was speaking on the sidelines of a memorial service held for former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi, made the comment in response to a question on his opinion about recent remarks of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general on the Possible Military Dimension (PMD) file.

“The IAEA viewpoint and the decision of its Board of Governors is of great importance and the agency’s report will be forwarded to the Board of Governors within the next couple of days, which will have till December 15 to make a final decision on the Iranian nuclear file,” he said.

Asked about Iran’s reaction if the agency will not close the file concerning the past and present activities, also known as the PMD file, the AEOI spokesman said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a bilateral agreement, hoping that both sides will properly heed their commitments.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has met all its commitments and is waiting for the result of Amano’s report, so that both sides can continue their respective moves one after the other,” added Kamalvandi.

He further said, “Fulfillment of each side’s commitments is of great importance and presently we are waiting for their performance in accordance with Article 14 of JCPOA.”

He went on to say, “The agency must now present the draft of a resolution, based on which Iran’s past activities file will be closed for good”.

The AEOI spokesman said that if that resolution is passed, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will enter its implementation phase and the implementation of the remaining works will begin.

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