National Security Council supervising Atomic energy issues: Iran minister

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA – Making decision on the issues regarding the country's Atomic energy is based on the decisions initially made by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Science Minister Mansour Gholami said on Wednesday.

Elaborating on recent comments by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), regarding inspection of Iranian universities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Gholami told reporters that Ali Akbar Salehi is in charge of the country's atomic energy activities.

'Salehi is in charge of the Atomic energy issues and the AEOI acts upon decisions made by the country's Supreme National Security Council,' the Iranian minister said.

On Nov 22, 2018, the IAEA announced for the 14th time Iran’s full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Based on the final statement of the IAEA’s recent session, Iran has remained committed to its side under the deal, as it is necessary for it to keep adherence to all its commitments.

“The Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement,” it added.

The JCPOA is an agreement on the nuclear program of Iran reached in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union.

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