Iranian president urges nuclear deal participants to honor commitments
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the members of the P5+1 group of countries to fulfill their commitments regarding the last year’s milestone nuclear deal.
President Rouhani criticized a US decision on renewing the existing sanctions against Iran, saying the congressional decision was against the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/ nuclear deal), the president’s official news website reported.
Speaking at a meeting with Yukiya Amano, the head of UN nuclear watchdog body, in Tehran, Rouhani warned that Iran will continue to honor the nuclear deal as long as other signatories of the accord keep committed to the deal.
The US Senate passed a 10-year extension of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) on December 1.
The Iranian president further called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to contribute to the Islamic Republic’s plans to make nuclear propulsion device.
Earlier on Dec 13, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to plan work on nuclear propulsion devices to be used in sea transport in response to the US “violation” of the last year’s nuclear deal.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that Yukiya Amano has arrived in Tehran to hold meetings over the implementation of last year’s nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of world countries.