Iran will show proper reaction if JCPOA violated: Salehi

سخنرانی دکتر علی اکبر صالحی رییس سازمان انرژی اتمی در یازدهمین همایش اساتید و دانشجویان ایرانی خارج از کشور

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran will show a “proper” reaction to any move aimed at violating or undermining the landmark nuclear agreement it signed with the P5+1 group of countries more than two years ago, Iran’s nuclear chief says.

“If others question the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and violate it, Iran will definitely show a proper reaction,” the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on the sidelines of the 20th Edoardo Amaldi Conference in Rome, Italy.

The conference focused on the 60th anniversary of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and of the treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) under the theme of international cooperation for enhancing nuclear safety, security, safeguards and non-proliferation.

“During the conference, we announced the Islamic Republic’s stance on the JCPOA and said as long as others remain committed to the JCPOA, Iran will also remain committed,” Salehi said.

He added that most of the participants at the Edoardo Amaldi Conference believed that the JCPOA was a very valuable achievement which must be sustained by all members of the international community.

In a statement on Monday, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano once again confirmed that Iran was in compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China – plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

Since the JCPOA Implementation Day, the IAEA has been verifying and monitoring Iran’s compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the nuclear deal and has consistently verified the Islamic Republic’s compliance.

However, the administration of US President Donald Trump, which took over a year after the JCPOA had come into force, has repeatedly attacked the agreement and desperately sought a pretext to scrap or weaken the deal.

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