NAM hails Iran’s implementation of IAEA transparency measures

A meeting of the NAM heads of state in the Iranian capital, Tehran (File Photo)

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has praised Iran’s implementation of three out of five nuclear transparency measures agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in May.

In a statement issued on Thursday, NAM welcomed the implementation of the transparency measures by the August 25 deadline and said Iran and the IAEA had resumed their discussions on the two remaining measures.

“NAM welcomes the continued cooperation between the Agency and Iran as elaborated in the latest report of the Director General (Yukiya Amano),” the statement read.

Iran and the IAEA signed a joint statement on November 11, 2013, to outline a roadmap for mutual cooperation on certain outstanding nuclear issues.

On May 20, the two sides held a technical meeting within the Framework for Cooperation agreed in November 2013. During the meeting, they agreed to five practical measures which were to be implemented by August 25.

NAM further reaffirmed its support for the right of all countries, including Iran, to take advantage of peaceful nuclear technology “without any discrimination,” stressing that the IAEA should take into account the Islamic Republic’s security concerns.

The non-aligned states also highlighted the IAEA’s numerous statements verifying non-diversion in Tehran’s nuclear energy program and said “the activities of production of nuclear material, particularly those related to enrichment, continue to remain under the Agency’s containment and surveillance.”

On September 15, Amano confirmed that Iran had enforced three of the five transparency measures it had previously agreed to and said Tehran and the IAEA had begun talks on the implementation of the two remaining measures.

Earlier this month, Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi said given the complexity of the issues, Iran and the agency had already predicted it might not be possible to finish their reviews of the remaining topics by August 25.

By Press TV


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