(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 6. Iran will not sign an
agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) until
all issues related to its nuclear program are resolved, said
Mohammad Marandi, an advisor to the Iranian nuclear negotiation
team, trend reports.
Marandi added that this nuclear agreement is ready and European
countries are waiting for the signing of this.
"In Iran's opinion, the nuclear agreement should be regulated in
such a way that any deviation is not possible," he stressed.
The official also pointed out recently, after the resolution of
two issues, the number of existing issues at the International
Atomic Energy Agency regarding Iran's nuclear program has
On May 30, 2023, informed sources in Iran announced that Iran
and IAEA have agreed on two issues. The issue raised by the IAEA
regarding the Abadeh nuclear facility in Fars province in the south
of Iran, as well as the issue about the discovery of 83.7 percent
enriched uranium remains in Iran, have already been resolved.
In January 2016, JCPOA was launched between Iran and the P5+1
group (US, Russia, China, UK, France, and Germany) in connection
with Iran's nuclear program. In May 2018, the US announced its
withdrawal from the deal and imposed sanctions on Iran in November
of the same year. To preserve the agreements reached as part of the
JCPOA, the European signatories of the deal started in January 2019
that a financial mechanism for maintaining trade with Iran called
INSTEX was formed.
On May 8, 2019, Iran announced that it had ceased fulfilling its
commitments regarding the sale of over 300 kilograms of uranium, as
stated in the deal, basing its decision on the other signatories
that have not fulfilled their obligations. On July 7, Iran
announced that it will not be fulfilling its commitments regarding
the enrichment of uranium at 3.67 percent and the reconstruction of
the Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility as stated in the deal.
Iran announced that it will enrich uranium using next-generation
centrifuges and will not mix it with the enriched uranium residues
as part of the third step of reducing commitments in JCPOA on
Sept.5. On Nov. 5, 2019, Iran announced that it took the fourth
step in connection with reducing its commitments to the nuclear
agreement. So, uranium gas is being pumped to the centrifuges at
the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant.
On Jan.2020, Iran took the last fifth step in reducing the
number of its commitments within JCPOA.
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