Iran’s Negotiator Says Safeguard Issues Under Discussion In Vienna

Iran’s Negotiator Says Safeguard Issues Under Discussion In Vienna

TEHRAN, Aug 7 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s negotiating team is discussing the safeguard issues, in the Vienna talks.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, made the remarks, on the sidelines of a meeting between the Iranian negotiating team and the European Union deputy foreign policy chief, Enrique Mora.

With regard to the progress of the new round of the Vienna talks, on the revival of a 2015 agreement, Kamalvandi said “not bad.”

Under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) safeguards agreement and the additional protocol, Iran is obligated to declare its nuclear activities and materials to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Recently, the IAEA’s Board of Governors adopted an anti-Tehran resolution, proposed by the United States and its three European allies, Britain, France, and Germany, accusing Iran of non-cooperation with the agency.

Following the move, Iran begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges and disconnected some of IAEA’s cameras monitoring its sites outside the NPT safeguard agreement.

The new round of talks, to revive the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), began in Vienna on Thursday, after a five-month hiatus.– NNN-IRNA


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