Iran skips United Nations conference on nuclear energy in Abu Dhabi

by Garry Watts October 31, 2017, 0:31
Iran skips United Nations conference on nuclear energy in Abu Dhabi

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency, urged the IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano, to remain impartial with regard to upholding its landmark Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was struck by global powers in 2015 and sees Tehran stop its nuclear programme for alleviating sanctions.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic's compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the U.S., have failed to live up to their undertakings.

The International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday, with the participation of experts and leaders in the field of peaceful nuclear energy. He said, "The IAEA can state that such nuclear-related commitments are being implemented".

He has called the Iran nuclear deal, reached during the former US president Barack Obama administration, "an embarrassment" for the United States and has called for renegotiations over some parts of it.

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Mr. Amano reiterated that the JCPOA represents a clear gain from a verification point of view, and stressed the importance of full implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments in order to make the JCPOA sustainable.

Iran's nuclear chief has warned the Islamic Republic could produce weapons-grade uranium in just four days if the country's 2015 accord with the US and other world powers falls through. The 2015 accord, signed by the Islamic republic as well as Germany, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, saw economic sanctions on Iran lifted in exchange for it curbing its nuclear activities.

The administration's apparent position is also out of step with the American public's.


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