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EU Urges «Israel» to Take Iran Nuclear Work Claims to IAEA
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The EU foreign policy chief says what the "Israeli" premier tried to present as documents on Iran's "secret" nuclear work fails to question Tehran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, and that any such claims should solely be assessed by the UN nuclear watchdog.

EU Foreign Policy Chief federica Mogherini

"What I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Iran's compliance with the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) commitments, meaning post-2015 nuclear commitments," Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Monday.

The remarks came hours after Netanyahu unveiled what he claimed to be "conclusive proof of the secret" Iranian nuclear program during a televised address from Israel's ministry for military affairs.

Standing in front of a big screen and using large visual aids, the prime minister claimed that "Iran is brazenly lying" about its nuclear activities, presenting 55,000 pages of documents and 55,000 files on CDs as alleged evidence.

Netanyahu's new anti-Iran show comes only ahead of a May 12 deadline for US President Donald Trump to decide whether Washington would keep its side of the multilateral deal with Iran. Trump has given the European parties to the JCPOA until that date to fix the so-called "flaws" in the accord or face a US exit.

The "Israeli" leader's fresh claims contradict numerous reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying Iran's full commitment to its side of the bargain.

Mogherini further said the JCPOA "is not based on assumptions of good faith or trust - it is based on concrete commitments, verification mechanisms and a very strict monitoring of facts, done by the IAEA. The IAEA has published 10 reports, certifying that Iran has fully complied with its commitments."

"And in any case, if any party and if any country has information of non-compliance, of any kind, it can and should address and channel this information to the proper, legitimate, recognized mechanisms, the IAEA and the Joint Commission [of the JCPOA] for the monitoring of the nuclear deal that I chair and that I convened just a couple of months ago. We have mechanisms in place to address eventual concerns," she said.

The top EU diplomat further reiterated that she had not seen from "Netanyahu arguments for the moment on non-compliance, meaning violation by Iran of its nuclear commitments under the deal."

Following Netanyahu's show, a British government spokesman defended the Iran nuclear pact, saying the IAEA inspection regime "is one of the most extensive and robust in the history of international nuclear accords."

"It remains a vitally important way of independently verifying that Iran is adhering to the deal and that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful," he said in a statement.

Furthermore, a German government spokesman said Berlin will analyze the "Israeli" documents on Iran's nuclear program, but independent inspections must be maintained.

He emphasized that "the nuclear accord was signed in 2015, including the implementation of an unprecedented, thorough and robust surveillance system by the International Atomic Energy Agency."

Meanwhile, a former deputy director for sanctions at the US State Department, said he had not seen anything in Netanyahu's presentation that would change the accord.

"I think, frankly, this was a political statement meant to try to influence President Trump's decision on whether to pull out of the deal," John Hughes said, noting, "I think it's mostly recycled material."

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

01-05-2018 | 10:18


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