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IAEA Board of Governors’ meeting on Iran nuclear program kicks off in Vienna

MNA – The meeting of Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) kicked off some minutes ago in Austrian capital Vienna on Thu. in order to study the subjects of ‘safeguards’ related to Iran’s nuclear programs.

The meeting was held behind the closed doors and it is supposed that interim Director General of IAEA Cornel Feruta will review ‘safeguards’ issues in Iran’s nuclear case.

It is noteworthy that Iran’s fourth 60-day ultimatum to remaining parties to the nuclear deal to live up to their own commitments to the JCPOA ended while they did not take any practical steps to meet Iran’s demands.

Iran demands European countries make up for its losses after the US withdrawal from the accord and help Iran with its oil sales and banking relations.

Tehran says its countermeasures fit within its rights under paragraphs 26 and 36 of the nuclear deal, and that it will reverse the measures once its demands are met.

As a first step, Iran increased its enriched uranium stockpile to a level above the 300 kilograms set by the JCPOA.

In the second step, Tehran began enriching uranium to purity rates beyond the JCPOA-limit of 3.76 percent.

Furthermore, Tehran lifted all restrictions on nuclear research and development and announced it would use advanced centrifuges as its third step. Each time Iran gives a 60-day deadline to the other parties before taking its next step.