This report summarizes and assesses information in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) quarterly report for November 10, 2022, Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), including Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2022-11-16Iran's nuclear commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: E3 statement, November 2022
France, Germany and the UK (E3) gave a joint statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Iran’s implementation of its nuclear commitments under the JCPoA.
As the nuclear talks remain stalled, Iran is facing a growing domestic threat posed by ongoing, violent riots. According to an exclusive report by Reuters released on 11 November, the US and the EU are pushing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to pass an “essential and urgent” resolution calling for Iran to explain uranium traces allegedly found at a number of undeclared Iranian nuclear sites.
The Nuclear Posture Review first says that "Iran does not currently pose a nuclear threat but continues to develop capabilities that would enable it to produce a nuclear weapon should it make the decision to do so." It then formulates the truth about Iran in the greatest clarity: "Iran does not today possess a nuclear weapon and we currently believe it is not pursuing one."
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly, 152 to 5, to tell the Israeli apartheid regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons, which are illegal under international law.
The vast majority of countries on Earth voted in the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Israeli apartheid for having nuclear weapons, in flagrant violation of international law.
2022-10-26Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Requests for the UN Secretariat to Investigate Violations of UNSCR 2231
[...] But this situation is even more clear cut given the unique language and mandate in Security Council Resolution 2231. As colleagues will recall, this important resolution was adopted in July 2015 as the Iran nuclear deal was finalized. It established critical restrictions on Iran that would last for a period of years. All Council members, including Russia, voted for it. Russia was involved in negotiating its provisions.
While many around the world hoped for a positive reaction from the United States to Iran’s latest response, the European trio at the talks in Vienna (E3 – the UK, Germany, France) have separately issued a statement that could undo all the positive results of a year of painstaking negotiations. After Tehran responded to an American text submitted through the European Union’s coordinator for the Vienna talks, Josep Borrell, the latter passed it on to Washington. The Biden administration called the latest Iranian response “unconstructive” but refrained from responding formally, prompting speculation about the impact of the US midterm elections on negotiations in Vienna over the resumption of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Earlier this week, Mossad chief David Barnea said Israel would continue carrying out acts of sabotage in Iran with the full blessing of the US
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