IAEA: Iran to start implementing additional protocol after JCPOA takes effect

October 20, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Sunday that Iran will “provisionally” allow the implementation of the additional protocol once the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly called nuclear deal, goes into effect.

The additional protocol allows reinforced and unannounced inspections of a country’s nuclear facilities by the IAEA and requires that information be provided on all activities regarding the nuclear fuel cycle.

According to the JCPOA, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran will be terminated and in exchange Iran agrees to limit its nuclear activities. It also obliges Iran to allow intensive inspections.

The Iranian parliament on Tuesday voted to pass the details of a motion to implement the nuclear agreement. The bill allows the administration to “conditionally” and “voluntarily” implement the July 14 nuclear agreement with the world powers.

Iran, a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), voluntarily implemented the additional protocol between 2003 and 2005, but ceased to apply it after its nuclear case was sent to the United Nations Security Council.

The following is the full text of the IAEA statement on Iran, issued on October 18, 2015:

On 18 October 2015, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency was informed by the Islamic Republic of Iran that, effective on Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran will provisionally apply the Additional Protocol to its Safeguards Agreement, pending its ratification by the Majlis (Parliament), and will fully implement the modified code 3.1 of the Subsidiary Arrangements to its Safeguards Agreement.