Iran doing its best to execute the additional protocol: Envoy

IRNA — Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA said on Wednesday that Iran is doing its best to execute the additional protocol to ensure the IAEA about the absence of undeclared nuclear materials or activities.

Speaking to IRNA, Iran’s permanent representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi said that the IAEA needs to gather a great deal of information on Iran nuclear activities to confirm absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran and this process is time-consuming.

In case of UN nuclear watchdog’s report on Iran’s undeclared nuclear materials, Najafi said that according to the IAEA standards, execution of safeguards would result in confirming the peaceful nature of declared sites of Iran.

“For the European countries, verification of the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities by the IAEA took a decade, but we are doing our best to shorten the verification time,’ he noted.

Najafi referred to next month’s meeting of joint commission supervising the JCPOA implementation and noted that Iran will highlight the IAEA’s recent report on peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities in the upcoming meeting.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has reminded cases of violation of JCPOA in letters to the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, the official noted.

He said that IAEA has confirmed Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA inspectors.