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Iran: E3 Statement for the Special Session of the IAEA Board of Governors
The permanent representatives of France, Germany and the UK have made a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
France, Germany and the United Kingdom associate themselves with the statement made by Finland on behalf of the European Union.
The Permanent Representatives to the IAEA of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom would like to thank the IAEA for its professional and impartial work in monitoring the JCPOA. We welcome the IAEA’s prompt reports to this Board as mandated under UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the Board’s resolution of December 2015 mandating the Agency’s monitoring and verification work on JCPOA requirements. We ask for similarly prompt reporting should further issues arise. It is essential that Iran continue to provide the IAEA full and timely access.
As our Foreign Ministers stated on 9 July, we are deeply concerned that Iran is pursuing activities inconsistent with its JCPOA commitments by exceeding its uranium enrichment and stockpile limits; and that Iran has also stated that it may take further measures in the future.
France, Germany and the United Kingdom have repeatedly set out our commitment to the JCPOA, which is a major achievement of international diplomacy. However, we have been consistently clear that our continued support relies on Iran implementing its commitments in full.
We therefore call on Iran to immediately reverse the actions and to avoid any further escalatory steps which undermine the integrity of this agreement. We believe the issues at hand should be addressed by participants to the JCPoA, including through a meeting of the Joint Commission to be convened urgently.
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