Sunday, October 2, 2022

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Briefs MPs on Nuclear Deal Implementation

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted the sixth quarterly report to the parliament on the process of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.

The parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Monday received a report from the Foreign Ministry on the status of implementation of the JCPOA, its impacts on the country’s nuclear program and economy, and the other parties’ commitment to the accord over the past three months.

The report asserts that Iran has been pressing on with its peaceful nuclear program during the past three months within the framework of its long-term plans and has launched scientific cooperation with the European countries in this period.

According to the report, Iran has imported another 137-ton cargo of yellowcake (a type of uranium concentrate powder) it had already purchased from Russia, increasing the amount of its stockpile of yellowcake to 360 tons.

The report has also highlighted the close interaction between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying the UN nuclear agency has once again confirmed Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.

Despite the many positive results Iran has seen in various fields from the removal of sanctions under the JCPOA, the US remains to be the main obstacle in the way of Iran taking the maximum advantage of the nuclear accord, the report added.

Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA.

The accord took effect in January 2016, terminating all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

According to a law that requires the Iranian administration to safeguard the nation’s achievements and nuclear rights, the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has a duty to monitor “the proper implementation” of the JCPOA, and is required to submit a report on the issue to the presiding board of the parliament every six months.

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