Supreme Leader’s Top Aide: Iran Not to Accept Any New Claims after PMD Closure
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s Top Adviser for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati called on the world powers to remain loyal to their undertakings after the closure of the case with Iran’s past nuclear activities and avoid excessive demands.
“If they raise new allegations, it will not be acceptable by Iran,” Velayati told reporters.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s top aide underlined that once the PMD case is closed, then raising any new claims would only mean buyer’s remorse, reiterating that both sides (Iran and the world powers) should do their action based on what they have agreed upon and undertaken to do in the nuclear agreement signed in Vienna on July 14.
Earlier today, the G5+1 submitted a Draft Resolution to the IAEA Board of Governors to close the case with Iran’s past military activities as envisioned in the JCPOA.
On Wednesday, Amano released his final report on Iran’s nuclear program and presented it to the 35 members of the IAEA Board of Governors.
In his report, the IAEA chief stressed that “all the activities contained in the Road-map were implemented in accordance with the agreed schedule”.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi announced that the latest IAEA report has once again confirmed Tehran’s full cooperation and non-diversion of its nuclear program.
Araqchi said that the IAEA has in its report confirmed Iran’s full cooperation with the Agency based on roadmap, which has enabled the body to release its final evaluation on the case about the country’s past nuclear activities, known as the PMD issues.
“Therefore, all measures over the past issues have completely concluded and PMD has been left behind,” he added.
Araqchi noted that the report has endorsed peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, paving the way for closing the file of PMD in Board of Governors.
Therefore, as per Paragraph 14 of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Group 5+1 should offer a resolution to Board of Governors with the aim of ending the issue of PMD, Araqchi said, noting that the body should approve the resolution and close the case.
He said that the measure will take place within two weeks.
The IAEA has clearly announced that no diversion has been seen in Iran’s nuclear-related activities, Araqchi said.
The agency has also rejected conducting experimental blasts in Marivan, confirming Iran’s claim that the issue is baseless, he said.
Asked about the IAEA’s claim that Iran has carried out little activities with certain technologies of dual-use prior to 2003,
Araqchi said that all studies on double purpose technologies in Iran have been conducted for peaceful ends.
Furthermore, studies on such technologies are also rampant in other countries, the official said, noting that what is important is that the program does not divert from peaceful purposes, as the main duty of the IAEA is verifying non-diversion.
Asked about the existence of experiment chamber in Parchin in 2000 based on satellite photos, he said that Iran provided the agency with more reliable photos, negating its claims. Not to mention that director general of the IAEA in person visited the site and saw no chamber there.
The main point in the report is that the final evaluation of the entity rejected many of the past allegations or cast doubt over them, Araqchi added.
In relevant remarks in November, Najafi underlined that the PMD case should be closed before the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers can come into force.
“We are waiting for the IAEA to fulfill its commitment with regard to the closure of the PMD issues, because the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will not be implemented if the UN watchdog does not do this,” Najafi said, addressing the IAEA’s Board of Governors in Vienna.
He also said Iran was taking the needed measures to implement the JCPOA “by late December or early January” if the upcoming IAEA report ends up in the closure of the PMD issues.