Monday, December 5, 2022

JCPOA implementation to follow PMD closing: IAEA envoy

Najafi has denounced as misleading reports that the IAEA chief has inspected Parchin site or that Iranian nuclear scientists have been interviewed.

Tehran has conditioned its implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the closure of the issue of possible military dimension (PMD), Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.

In reaction to remarks by a former US official that PMD will not be closed, Reza Najafi said Article 14 of the nuclear accord stipulates that P5+1 has to present a resolution to the IAEA Board of Governors on December 15 to close the PMD issue.

“They know that the condition for the implementation of JCPOA is the closing of the issue of PMD,” he said.

He expressed regret that certain circles follow Western sources in claiming that the IAEA chief inspected Iran’s military site in Parchin or that inspectors interviewed Iranian nuclear scientists.

“These were misleading reports and contrary to the roadmap,” Najafi said, adding, “There was neither an inspector in Parchin nor an interview with a nuclear scientist.”

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