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IAEA Calls Special Meeting On Iran Nuclear Programme

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On July 10 a special meeting of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be held. The meeting will be held days after Tehran broke one of the limits set in a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.

GISTOK understands that the spokesman of the IAEA said that the meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Earlier, the US mission in Vienna said in a statement that the US ambassador to international organizations, Jackie Wolcott, had requested the special meeting to discuss the latest IAEA report on Iran, published earlier this week.

In it, the IAEA confirmed that Iran had exceeded the limit of 300 kg for enriched uranium reserves, as stipulated in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA).

The declaration of the EE. UU He described the news of the rape as “concerning.” “The international community must hold the Iranian regime accountable,” the statement added.

The Iranian mission in Vienna, while reacting to the news of the request for a meeting of the United States, said it was a manifestation of the “isolation” of the United States, and described the United States as “the main offender of the JCPOA” .

“The recent events are not related to issues related to safeguards and the mandate of the Board of Governors,” the Iranian mission said in a statement.

Iran has said that starting on Sunday it will begin to break another key limit established in the JCPOA, which restricts the level of enrichment of its uranium reserves to 3.67 percent.

Iran has said that the violations announced so far would be reversible “within a few hours” if progress is made in providing relief to Iran from US sanctions.

USA UU It was originally part of the JCPOA, but in May of 2018, President Donald Trump dramatically withdrew from the agreement.

Since then, EE. UU It has once again imposed sanctions and tried to prevent Iran from exporting oil, a vital part of its economy.

Analysts say the violations announced by Iran so far mean little in terms of any possible attempt by Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon, but are designed to put pressure on the remaining parts of the JCPOA.

Russia is also a party to the JCPOA and its ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said in a tweet on Friday that a meeting of the IAEA board of governors “was not an appropriate place to consider” what he called “deviations”. Iranians from (the) JCPOA. ”

“From the point of view of (the) mandate of the IAEA, they do not constitute a violation or concern,” Ulyanov said.