Spokesman's Reaction to IAEA's Recent Report

August 18, 2021

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Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the country's nuclear program and activities are fully in line with the Non-Proliferation Treaty ( NPT) and its Safeguards commitments.

In a statement on Tuesday, Khatibzadeh noted that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been supervising Iran’s nuclear activities and that Tehran has notified the IAEA of its measures in advance.

He said Iran’s remedial reduction of its JCPOA commitments has been done according to mechanisms within the 2015 nuclear deal, and as repeatedly said, was in response to the widespread violation of the JCPOA and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 by the United States in addition to the lack of full compliance of other parties to the accord, especially the three European countries.

"Clearly the Islamic Republic of Iran will move forward with its peaceful nuclear program merely based on its needs and the decisions made by its leadership and within its Safeguards commitments, unless the US and other JCPOA parties return to the full and unconditional implementation of the JCPOA," he added.

Khatibzadeh once again reaffirmed the peaceful and civilian nature of Tehran's nuclear program, and said all of the country's remedial measures under the JCPOA are reversible provided that all the signatories honour their commitments and the US removes all its unlawful and unilateral sanctions against the Iranian nation effectively and verifiably.