Iran Keeps Up Its Peaceful Nuclear Program - Spokesperson

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 22. Iran continues andwill implement its peaceful nuclear program, the spokesperson forIran's Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanani, said during the pressconference in Tehran, Trend reports.

According to Kanani, Iran continues its nuclear program forpeaceful purposes based on agreements with the International AtomicEnergy Agency, its safeguards, and the NPT.

Kanani added that Iran's nuclear doctrine is absolutely clear considers it its right to use nuclear weapons for peacefulpurposes. There is no place for nuclear weapons in Iran's defensedoctrine.

To note, the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action on Iran'snuclear program was implemented between Iran and the P5+1 group(the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, andGermany) in January 2016. The US announced in May 2018 that it waswithdrawing from the plan and imposed sanctions on Iran in Novemberof the same year. Iran has announced that there will be norestrictions on the Iran nuclear deal in 2020.

In late 2020, the Iranian parliament adopted a strategic plan tocounter the sanctions, citing the non-fulfillment of the JointComprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and sixcountries and the imposition of sanctions on Iran.

Based on the decision of the Iranian parliament, as of February23, Iran stopped the implementation of additional measures and anadditional protocol included in the nuclear deal. As a consequence,the monitoring mechanism of the IAEA was reduced by 20–30percent.

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