Majlis to Probe Data Leak by IAEA

Majlis to Probe Data Leak by IAEAMajlis to Probe Data Leak by IAEA

A lawmaker said Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission will investigate the disclosure of a confidential document on Iran's long-term nuclear plans by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Speaking to Tasnim News Agency on Tuesday, Hojjatoleslam Mojtaba Zonnour, the head of the commission's Nuclear Committee, said the leakage of the country's confidential information by the UN nuclear agency will be investigated during the panel's upcoming session.

Referring to the US and other western countries' lack of commitment and audacious behavior, the lawmaker said the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission "will certainly react [to the issue]".

"The commission will also urge the government to respond quickly and reconsider its interaction with the IAEA and the West," he added.

  Date Security Must Be Ensured

Zonnou stressed that security of Iran's data must be ensured by the UN nuclear agency.

The comments follow revelations of information in a confidential document that Iran has submitted to the IAEA. It is an add-on agreement to the July 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

The document, obtained by AP in Vienna, outlines Tehran's plans to expand its uranium enrichment program after the first 11 years of the nuclear deal.

According to AP, it is the only text linked to the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), which has not been made public, although US officials say members of Congress who expressed interest were briefed on its substance.

The document was given to AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program for more than a decade, and its authenticity was confirmed by another diplomat who possesses the same document.

AP claims the document says that as of January 2027—a date which will mark 11 years after the implementation early this year of the JCPOA—Iran will start replacing its mainstay centrifuges with thousands of advanced machines.

From year 11 to 13, says the document, Iran will install centrifuges up to five times as efficient as the 5,060 machines it is now restricted to using.