Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
By Umid Niayesh- Trend:
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will release a statement on the closure of the investigation into possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran's nuclear program on December 15, Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi said.
According to the Iran-IAEA road map, the Islamic Republic has taken all the needed steps and the nuclear watchdog is expected to confirm that in a statement by mid-December, Najafi said, Fars news agency reported Nov. 11.
After that Iran will take steps to redesign its Arak heavy water reactor and eliminate its low enriched uranium stockpile, Najafi underlined.
The Iranian diplomat further said that Iran and the IAEA will hold a meeting to review and conclude all issues before the IAEA releases its final report.
Najafi predicted that the report will be submitted in late November.
After several months of talks, on July 14, Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany) announced a final accord, dubbed the JCPOA, curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of most international sanctions against Tehran.
The IAEA has been given the role of verifying Iran's commitments under the lasting nuclear deal.
The deal came into effect Oct. 18 as president Hassan Rouhani instructed the foreign ministry and the Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) to begin implementation of the JCPOA.
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