IAEA envoy:

US pressure on IAEA ineffective

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TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) – Iran’s envoy to International Atomic Energy Agency said confirmation of Iran’s compliance to the nuclear deal revealed fruitlessness of US official’s pressure on the international body.

Reza Najafi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said that the Agency's new report attests that Iran’s nuclear activities are being carried out within framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The official further said the Agency has continued to carry out its verification of the JCPOA professionally and impartiality in accordance with the Standards on Safeguards and has been monitoring the implementation of the Additional Protocol, as is the case with the rest of the a hundred and twenty countries who implement it.

Najafi noted that the text of IAEA's new report resembled earlier ones and changes in it included technical developments such as producing heavy water and shipment of amounts abroad, increasing stockpile by 3.67 percent, replacing centrifuges and similar cases.

“The report reveals that US officials' rhetoric and media hype has not impacted its verification activities and reporting on the case,” continued the official stressing that Iran and all member states expect the agency's secretariat to keep up its professional job impartially.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano presented the eighth report on Iran's compliance with JCPOA to board of governors late on Thursday.

Iran stuck by its nuclear deal with world powers by keeping its uranium stockpile and production capacity below set thresholds, according to United Nations inspectors.

“Iran has conducted its enrichment activities in line with its long-term enrichment and R&D enrichment plan” agreed with world powers, according to the six-page restricted document published in Vienna.

IAEA inspectors use site visits, remote monitoring, containment seals and satellite imagery to verify that Iran stays within nuclear production and capacity limits agreed with diplomats from China, the European Union, Russia and the US. They've produced eight reports since January 2016 showing that Iran is in broad compliance with the accord, called the JCPOA.

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