Moscow: Iran’s JCPOA Compliance Allows Broader IAEA Conclusion

Moscow: Iran’s JCPOA Compliance Allows Broader IAEA ConclusionMoscow: Iran’s JCPOA Compliance Allows Broader IAEA Conclusion

The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that Tehran’s verified full compliance with the nuclear deal has enabled the UN nuclear agency to consider announcing its broader conclusion confirming the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities.

The July 2015 accord with major powers took effect in January 2016 to provide for sanctions relief in exchange for temporary constraints on Tehran’s nuclear work.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is tasked with monitoring Iran’s commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the pact is formally known.

Iran is called upon under Resolution 2231, adopted by the United Nations to endorse the action plan, not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

The ban remains in place until eight years after adoption day (Oct. 18, 2015) or until the IAEA has reached the “Broader Conclusion” that all nuclear material in Iran remains in peaceful activities, whichever is earlier.

“On May 27, Yukiya Amano, the IAEA director general, published a report on verification and monitoring activities under the JCPOA, which addresses the situation with the Iranian nuclear program and UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said during a daily press briefing on Thursday.

“The report’s main conclusion is that Iran is complying with its obligations in full, and that its nuclear program is developing in strict observance of the JCPOA parameters,” she said, according to a transcript of her statement posted on the ministry’s website.

“We also consider important Mr. Amano’s conclusion about IAEA’s efforts to confirm the absence of undeclared nuclear activity and nuclear materials in Iran. We hope that this will allow IAEA to draw an unequivocal conclusion on the peaceful nature of Tehran’s efforts in the nuclear area, which is the main task of JCPOA and Resolution 2231.”