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IAEA Board of Governors meets with focus on Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 7, IRNA -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors is meeting in Vienna with focus on Iran nuclear issue.

The body is to examine issues pertaining to Iran's performance in regards with resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council.

Implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in January drove the Iranian nuclear dispute out of the agenda of UN Security Council and the nuclear-related sanctions were lifted.

However, the UN nuclear agency will continue to monitor Iran's nuclear sites.

The IAEA Board of Governors will consider the drafts of two key reports: Nuclear Safety Review 2016 and Nuclear Technology Review 2016. They will discuss the verification and monitoring in Iran in the light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015), nuclear inspection in North Korea and Syria. The Belarusian delegation is scheduled to hold meetings with the IAEA Secretariat officials.

The IAEA Director General Yukia Amano is to brief the press on the meeting later.

The UNSC Resolution 2231 offers administrative steps for JCPOA implementation.

Spanish ambassador to the UN Román Oyarzun Marchesi has been appointed as the 'facilitator' of the administrative steps.

Being unanimously adoptedd by UN Security Council's 15 members on July 20, 2015, Resolution 2231 endorses the July 14 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program and paves the way for the lifting of United Nations sanctions against Iran.

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