Iran’s Larijani calls PMD closure a ‘valuable achievement’

December 19, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that the closure of the PMD dossier is an “important and valuable achievement” for Iran’s diplomacy.

On Tuesday, the leading nations of the International Atomic Energy Agency approved a resolution that ends a decade-long probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms.

The closure of the PMD officially sets the stage for the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and great powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).

According to the deal, Iran will slow down its nuclear activities for some ten years and instead the sanctions against the country will be lifted. The deal is expected to go into force in January.

“We hope that after advances made in the nuclear dossier and removal of cruel sanctions against our country, a big obstruction would be removed from the path of Iran’s economic activities,” said Larijani who acted as chief nuclear negotiator in the early years of the Ahmadinejad presidency.

On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani also said it was a “moral and political victory” for the Iranian nation that the IAEA Board of Governors finally put an end to allegations of nuclear weapons studies by the Islamic Republic.