Iran protests to IAEA over US violation of nuclear deal
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
In a Sun. meeting with IAEA chief Yukiya Amano in Tehran, Iranian President Rouhani stressed that US extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) is in violation of the nuclear agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a meeting with Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Sunday in Tehran, where the two sides discussed ways for further nuclear cooperation.
During the meeting, President Rouhani stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always followed the path of developing positive technical relations with the IAEA and will continue its cooperation with this international organization within the boundaries of regulations.
Rouhani deemed JCOPA a great agreement and a positive experience achieved by collective efforts from all negotiating sides, adding “the nuclear deal managed on the one hand to bring about stability and further cooperation in the region, and on the other hand, it managed to end the unjust and unlawful sanctions against the Iranian nation.”
The Iranian President once again reaffirmed the country’s adherence to its nuclear commitments, stressing that Iran would not be the first side to violate the deal.
Meanwhile, Rouhani maintained that the recent US move to extend Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another ten years is in clear violation of the JCPOA; “the path that the US has taken in regard to Iran will lead to a considerable drop in international trust in the American government,” he said.
The President further highlighted that the IAEA’s reports should be technical and impartial, expressing hope that the two sides could have good cooperation on the development of nuclear propulsion capability for Iran’s marine transportation.
The IAEA’s head, for his part, reaffirmed Iran’s full commitment since the nuclear deal went into effect, adding “the JCPOA was a great achievement that will have the Agency’s full support for its implementation.”
“It is highly significant for all parties to the deal to comply with their commitments,” he stressed.
Amano further highlighted the need for closer cooperation with Iran, giving assurance that the IAEA would continue its responsibilities as an impartial and technical organization in the future.
Source: Mehr News Agency