Iran's Deputy FM Holds Meeting with IAEA Chief

January 29, 2019

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran


Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has held a meeting with Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano to discuss latest conditions of Iran-IAEA cooperation. 

In a Monday meeting, Araqchi explained the two sides’ cooperation on verifying implementation of JCPOA and pointedto the complexity and difficulty of the current situation. 

Araqchi expressed hope the European Union would fulfil its historic duty in this regard and will be able to quickly restore the balance between obligations and benefits the deal offers to Iran.

Otherwise, there would be no reason for Iran to continue fulfilling its nuclear deal obligations, he said. 

Araqchi asked the IAEA director to deal with related issues professionally and neutrally and protect the independence of the agency against the pressure of destructive external forces, just like the past three years.

Amano expressed satisfaction over the current level of cooperation between the agency and Iran regarding the implementation of JCPOA, expressing hope that this level of cooperation could be continued.