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IAEA chief says JCPOA still 'fragile'

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun 5 Jun 2016 - 15:00

TEHRAN (ISNA)- The IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano said that the processing of monitoring the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and P5+1 will last for years.

The International Atomic Energy Agency announced last Monday in Vienna that Iran's dossier was the agenda of the first seasonal meeting of the Board of Governors scheduled for June 6, 2016.

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the hard work of verifying the deal will likely continue for years.

"It is still fragile," Amano said of the accord during an interview at the IAEA's Austrian headquarters. "Reaching an agreement was very important, but making it sustainable requires a lot of effort."

"We are not asked to verify attitude. We are asked to verify facts," said Amano, the Japanese diplomat who has led the U.N. agency since 2009.

"If Iran were violating the U.N. Security Council resolutions, then I'd have a reason to disclose that and member states would have the right to know," he said.

"But those resolutions are gone. Iran … is allowed to conduct enrichment-related activities within certain limits, and they are doing that."

The permanent representative of Iran to the IAEA also said there are some days that Yukiya Amano announced in its second report prepared for the implementation of the agreement that Iran had fully complied with its obligations, he said in an interview with Washingtonpost.

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