JCPOA implementation to follow PMD closing: IAEA envoy

Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA – Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Tehran has conditioned its implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to the closure of possible military dimension (PMD) issue.

Commenting on remarks by a former US official that PMD will not be closed, Reza Najafi said Article 14 of the nuclear accord stipulated that P5+1 group of world powers has to present a resolution to IAEA Board of Governors on December 15 to close the PMD issue.

‘They know that the condition on implementation of JCPOA is the closing of the issue of PMD,’ he told IRNA.

He expressed regret that certain cirlces follow western sources in claiming that IAEA chief inspected Iran’s military site in Parchin or that inspectors interviewed Iranian nuclear scientists.

‘They were misleading reports and contrary to the roadmap,’ Najafi added, ‘There was neither an inspector in Parchin nor an interview with a nuclear scientist.’