US Leak of JCPOA Documents Would Harm IAEA

US Leak of JCPOA Documents Would Harm IAEA US Leak of JCPOA Documents Would Harm IAEA

A senior lawmaker said any move by US President Donald Trump to leak confidential documents on the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers would be harmful to the UN nuclear agency and not Iran.

"If Trump wants to publish confidential documents between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, it will in fact constitute a violation of the agency's obligations, because the agency has been committed not to make Iran's confidential nuclear information and documents available to any country, including the US," Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi also said on Sunday, Press TV reported. 

He noted that such a move by the US would pose challenges to the IAEA as an international body.

During the US election campaign, reports circulated that Trump would reveal certain documents on Iran's nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, allegedly hidden by the previous administration.

An article carried by the Daily Beast website late last December quoted an "individual who has participated in those conversations" as saying that "senior officials who will be part of the Trump administration are already discussing what so-far-unseen information about the Iran agreement they will be able to make public after January".

  Rightfulness and Commitment

Boroujerdi said the IAEA had promised to allow no information leak about JCPOA, but Iran welcomes the release of any confidential document, because it will reaffirm the Islamic Republic's rightfulness and commitment.

"In case of a move by the US to leak any documents, the IAEA must be accountable to Iran over lack of commitment to its obligations," he said.

"I do not think that the agency would want to cross the redlines set and endorsed by its member countries."

Last December, Iran and six major powers (the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) released some previously restricted documents about JCPOA to support the argument that Tehran is not exceeding the limits imposed on its stockpile of enriched uranium.

IAEA circulated the clarifications laid out in eight documents to its member states after receiving a letter from the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, who authorized the publication.

The UN nuclear agency is monitoring the nuclear pact signed between Iran and the six powers on July 14, 2015.

Under the agreement, which was implemented on January 16, 2016, Iran undertook to put time-bound limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.


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