Iran and IAEA reach new nuclear program deal

Iran and IAEA reach new nuclear program deal

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have clinched a “good deal” that could allay concerns about Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Wednesday.

Amirabdollahian said Iran and the IAEA reached a good deal last night that could allay the concerns that have been raised about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

The agreement could also result in the continuation of mutual cooperation between Iran and the UN nuclear agency, he added.

Amirabdollahian also noted that the IAEA has sometimes utilized technical tools to politically affect the Vienna negotiations on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

Highlighting Iran’s policy of dignified negotiations with the P4+1 in Vienna, he categorically denied reports that the documents proposed by the Iranian team of negotiators contain demands beyond the JCPOA.

“Those texts (proposed by Iran) are entirely in accordance with the JCPOA and contain nothing beyond the JCPOA. The texts are the result of tens of hours of discussions,” the foreign minister added.

He reiterated that Iran insists on the full removal of the sanctions imposed after the JCPOA in exchange for the alleviation of the other side’s concerns about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, Tasnim reported.