Iran Remains Compliant With 2015 Nuclear Deal
VIENNA (Dispatches) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again reaffirmed Iran’s full compliance with its commitments under the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.
In a statement to the 73rd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said Iran “is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It is essential that Iran continues to fully implement those commitments.”
“The agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran continue,” Amano added.
Under the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia-- in 2015, Iran agreed to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.
U.S. President Donald Trump, however, withdrew Washington in May from the landmark agreement, and re-imposed unilateral sanctions against Tehran.
Other signatories to the JCPOA have slammed Washington’s decision to abandon the agreement, which has also been endorsed by a UN Security Council resolution, saying they will work to keep the accord alive.
The Trump administration, however, announced the re-imposition of the “toughest” sanctions ever against Iran on Monday.