IAEA reports, confirmation of Iran committment: US body

IRNA – Iran’s commitment to its obligations under the nuclear deal it signed with international parties has been echoed several times in the international nuclear watchdog reports, a US anti-proliferation organization said.

The latest Quarterly report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) explicitly said that Iran is meeting its obligations under the accord also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the ‘Arms Control Association’ (ACA) recounted in a report Monday.

It has also warned against ‘states trying to influence verification activities,’ ACA added.

The 14th report came a few weeks after the agency Chief Yukiya Amano confirmed Iran’s commitment to the deal, the US organization said, adding that the report also noted that Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is below the 300-kilogram cap set by the JCPOA and that Iran has not enriched uranium above the limit of 3.67 percent uranium-235, far below the 90 percent level considered useful for weapons purposes.

‘Amano’s March 4 statement is not the first time that he has pushed back against attempts by some nations to direct the agency’s verification work,’ ACA said referring to the speech made at the agency’s Board of Governors.

The website also referred to the Israeli officials’ and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims on Iranian undeclared sites and the that repeated the accusations at UN General Assembly.

ACA implicitly said that the IAEA quarterly report was another blow to the US President Donald Trump that unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 calling the deal the worst Washington has ever signed.