US: IAEA report ‘consistent’ with US assessment of Iran

3rd Dec 2015
US: IAEA report ‘consistent’ with US assessment of Iran
WASHINGTON (AA) — The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s recent report on Iranian nuclear activities is consistent with what the U.S. has “long assessed with high confidence”, a spokesman said Wednesday.

“The IAEA has confirmed that Iran met its commitments to provide responses to IAEA requests under the roadmap for clarification for past and present issues,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner.

“We’re submitting that resolution with a view toward closing the [possible military dimension] issue, and then after that, we can focus on implementing the [nuclear deal].”

Toner’s comments came after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Wednesday in a report that Iran met its commitments to provide responses to agency requests under a roadmap for its nuclear acts. The IAEA is responsible for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities after an agreement in late July was signed between Iran and world powers.

Although the report to the IAEA’s board of governors was confidential, its contents were leaked to several news organizations, according to some media reports.

Iran tested basic components of a nuclear weapon and had plans to build one, but its work on the project ended in 2009, some media reports claim.

Iran agreed to allow unprecedented inspections and curbs on its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions that have stymied its economy.

But the Islamic republic’s integrity in meeting its obligations under the agreement has been hotly debated since the agreement was signed July 14.

 
Author: Esra Kaymak
[Photo: IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano with Iran President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on 20 November 2015. Photographer: Pool Iran Presidential Office/AA]

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