Tehran's Nuclear Activities Consistent With JCPOA

Tehran's Nuclear Activities Consistent With JCPOATehran's Nuclear Activities Consistent With JCPOA

A member of a parliamentary committee on the nuclear program said Tehran has fully honored its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, seeking to bolster his case by invoking a recent report of the UN nuclear agency.

Addressing key limits set under the landmark agreement, the report said Iran is complying with those limits, which it accepted on its nuclear program in return for relief from international sanctions.

It was negotiated with major powers and has been under intense scrutiny since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump over a month ago.

"Based on the report, Iran has had no deviation from its JCPOA obligations and nuclear restrictions, and the Islamic Republic has completely fulfilled its duties," Mojtaba Zolnour said in a recent talk with ICANA.

According to the report, Iran's official stock of enriched uranium has fallen by half after large amounts stuck in pipes have been re-categorized as unrecoverable under a process agreed with major powers.

But before that process began last month, Iran came close to reaching a limit on its uranium stock, one of the most sensitive aspects of the deal.

"As of 18 February 2017, the quantity of Iran's uranium enriched up to 3.67% U-235 was 101.7 kg," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a quarterly report on Iran, its first since Trump, a vocal critic of the deal, took office.

Another key condition concerns Iran's level of so-called heavy water, a modified form of water used in certain types of nuclear reactors.

The IAEA's report said Iran has not exceeded the permitted level of 130 tons.

In November 2016, the atomic watchdog noted that Iran had crept above the 130-ton limit.

Tehran shipped out the excess amount and its current stock was just above 124 tons.


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