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Amano: Iran to export 20 tons of Iran's heavy water reserves

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, June 12, IRNA -- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday confirmed that Iran will ship 20 tons of its heavy water reserves in the near future.

Speaking to reporters in a press conference, he said our information indicates that Iran will ship 20 tons of its heavy water overseas in the near future, but we are not allowed to say where it goes.

Any negative understanding of IAEA's reports will be regarded as misunderstanding, he said.

He also expressed concern over North Korea's nuclear program and advised Syrian government to continued cooperation with IAEA on unresolved issues.

Earlier this day, Amano said that the IAEA is to continue its unbiased survey on Iran's nuclear commitments to sound implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in line with the safeguard agreements.

Amano said that IAEA is to continue its verification to make sure non-deviation of Iran's nuclear materials which should be based on IAEA Safeguard agreement and assessment on non-existence of such materials and undeclared nuclear activities will be underway.

Quarterly meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will be continued till Friday in which the latest reports delivered by Amano on monitoring of Iran nuclear programs will be examined.

The second report in the meeting will be about the issues related to Iran's nuclear activities in 2017 themed "Verification and Monitoring of Iran's nuclear program according to resolution UNSC 2231 which was released on Friday, June the 2nd, and was put at the disposal of IAEA Board of Governors.


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