JCPOA Implementation Two-Way Street

JCPOA Implementation Two-Way StreetJCPOA Implementation Two-Way Street

A senior diplomat reaffirmed Tehran's commitment to its obligations under the nuclear agreement with world powers, saying the deal is a "two-way street".

Asadollah Eshraq Jahromi, charge d'affaires at Iran's permanent UN mission in Vienna, made the statement in an address at the meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors in Vienna on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

"The implementation of Iran's nuclear-related commitments should be reciprocated by other parties as well, in order to guarantee the success of this momentous deal," he said.

On Saturday, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council—the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China—plus Germany started to implement the nuclear agreement they had reached in July 2015.

After the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action went into effect, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the United Nations Security Council and the United States were lifted.

This followed Iran's temporary curbs on its nuclear activities.  

The diplomat added that the two sides should keep in mind that the JCPOA's implementation is a "two-way street" and as such the agreement could be sustainable.

Jahromi said Iran will proceed with its peaceful nuclear program, including its enrichment activities, consistent with the JCPOA and will work closely with its counterparts to ensure that the agreement will "endure the test of time and achieve all its objectives".

The diplomat emphasized that this commitment is based on world powers' assurances that they will cooperate with Iran in its peaceful nuclear program in line with their commitments under the pact.

Jahromi said Iran will cooperate with the IAEA in accordance with the terms of the Additional Protocol to its safeguards agreement that allows for snap inspection of nuclear facilities.