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IAEA convenes to vote on P5+1 Iran resolution

15 December 2015 14:44


The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors has convened in the Austrian capital of Vienna to vote on a draft resolution forwarded to it by the P5+1 group of countries on Iran’s nuclear program.

The Tuesday meeting is to be followed by a press conference in which the nuclear agency’s Director General Yukiya Amano will announce the session’s outcome.

Iran and the P5+1 – the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany – concluded a nuclear agreement dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna on July 14. Under the JCPOA, limits are put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.

The agreement has obliged putting an end to the past and present outstanding issues pertaining to Iran’s nuclear program. As per Article 14 of the JCPOA, the P5+1 has submitted the draft resolution to the Board of Governors for approval, which would seal the case.

During its Tuesday session, the Board of Governors discusses Amano’s final assessment about the outstanding issues before making a final decision on the case.

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