Time in Iran's favor - AEOI official

Nuclear Program Materials 12 April 2021 13:45 (UTC +04:00)
Time in Iran's favor - AEOI official

TEHRAN, Iran, April. 12


A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the delay in reaching an agreement by JCPOA joint Commission is in Iran's favor.

Referring to the meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA in Vienna, Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Iran asked for the complete lifting of sanctions and verification by the Islamic Republic of Iran, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.

“We have had the lifting of sanctions in the past, but in practice eventually former president US Mr. Trump withdrew from the deal,” he said.

He stressed that Iran needs to make sure of the lifting of the 1,600 sanctions imposed by Trump. "Of course, we had technical issues in JCPOA that have not been implemented."

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that two committees of Technical and sanctions have been formed in Vienna and they are scheduled to resume their talks next Wednesday. The main committee active in the Vienna talks is the Sanctions Committee.

Referring to the Strategic Plan to Lift Sanction Act, he says that Iran is fully implementing the law on a strategic plan to lift sanctions.

"The time is in Iran's favor because we are moving forward in the nuclear activities and if nothing happens to the lifting of sanctions, we will make great technical progress,” he noted.

Referring to the role of the Technical Committee in the Vienna talks he says that first it should be determined what will be the fate of the sanctions, then the technical issues will be addressed.
Kamalvandi stressed that Iran will not take any action just by receiving the positive signal.

He added that the Iran deal parties know that some of the nuclear activities, such as research and development, are not reversible because the acquisition of knowledge does not go back.

“Today our enriched uranium and the number of centrifuges is increasing and more machines will be installed, which means that no matter how much time passes, we are not losers,” he noted.