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Amano: Implementation of JCPOA vital for IAEA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA -- Visiting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said here on Monday that the UN nuclear watchdog attaches great importance to implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) .

Amano made the remarks while responding to IRNA question at a press conference following his meeting with Head of Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi.

He added this trend has just started and future developments need time.

Amano also described his meeting with Salehi as fruitful, reiterating that he would hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani today evening.

Amano reiterated that Iran and IAEA have agreed to reinforce cooperation in future.

Amano arrived in Tehran on Monday to hold talks with the Iranian officials on strengthening of relations between Iran and the IAEA.

The IAEA chief on Saturday (Jan 16, 2016) released a report on nuclear verification in Iran.

Then, the US and the European Union lifted anti-Iran sanctions and the implementation of the July 14 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) started.

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