UN Atomic Chief Says Iran Implementing Nuclear Commitments

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, Yukiya Amano, has given Iran's cooperation with the JCPOA a ringing endorsement.

As for the deal, Iran has accepted nuclear restrictions and another party has committed to the removal of sanctions, he said.

According to the government's website, Rouhani told the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran wanted to "cooperate with the IAEA long term".

Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Monday that Iran has put nuclear-propulsion system for vessels on its agenda as part of efforts to counter the anti-Iran U.S. moves.

"Since January 2016, the IAEA has been monitoring and verifying the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA".

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It is scheduled that Amano, who is on a visit to Tehran, will also meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

However, if the sanctions return, it will make no sense to stay in the JCPOA, he added.

"As of today, I can state that the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA (nuclear deal) are being implemented", Yukiya Amano said at a press conference in Tehran broadcast by state television.

"We have spoken about the section T and our positions have been clearly declared", Salehi said, referring one of the protocols of the nuclear deal struck under former President Barack Obama that restricts Iran's work on dual-use items that could be used to research warhead design.

Among other statements, Trump asked the IAEA for inspections of Iranian military centers that are not included in the Tehran agreement with the 5 + 1 Group (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany).

  • Sonia Alvarado