Enhanced Transparency With JCPOA

Enhanced Transparency With JCPOA
Enhanced Transparency With JCPOA

The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers has “enhanced the transparency” of Iran’s nuclear activities, the United States Intelligence Community said.

“Tehran’s public statements suggest that it wants to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [the nuclear deal] because it views the JCPOA as a means to remove sanctions while preserving some nuclear capabilities,” the US Intelligence Community said in its annual report released on Tuesday, Tasnim News Agency reported. 

It added, “Iran recognizes that the US administration has concerns about the deal but expects the other participants—China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom—to honor their commitments. 

“Iran’s implementation of the JCPOA has extended the amount of time Iran would need to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon from a few months to about one year, provided Iran continues to adhere to the deal’s major provisions.”

Iran says its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes and has no military dimensions. 

“The JCPOA has also enhanced the transparency of Iran’s nuclear activities, mainly by fostering improved access to Iranian nuclear facilities for the IAEA [the UN nuclear agency] and its investigative authorities under the Additional Protocol to its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement.”


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