TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed Tuesday's resolution adopted by the UN nuclear agency to close probe into Iran's alleged nuclear activities.
Zarif said Iran is ready to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached on July 14 in the Austrian capital of Vienna, in close cooperation with the P5+1 group, namely, Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany.
Based on the resolution, the fabricated subject of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran's nuclear program is closed and filed as a history, Zarif said.
According to the resolution, the non-diversion of Iran's nuclear program to weapon-grade activities is, once more, confirmed and its "peaceful nature" is emphasized, he said.
With the move made by the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the issues regarding the nuclear activities of Iran in the past is closed and the UN nuclear watchdog will open a new chapter with the implementation of the JCPOA in its agenda, he added.
IAEA and Tehran signed a road-map in July to clarify Iran's past nuclear unresolved PMD issues in accordance with the historic Iranian nuclear deal.
Under the nuclear deal signed on July 14 by Iran and the P5+1 group, Tehran should significantly scale back its atomic plan to address Western countries' concerns over the alleged nuclear weapons program, while the IAEA was asked to monitor the process.
"The Islamic republic re-emphasizes its commitments to the Non-Proliferation Treaty's (NPT) conventions," Zarif said on Tuesday, adding that "Iran announces its readiness to fully implement its obligations vis-a-vis the JCPOA, provided that the P5+1 group also remains bounded to its commitments."
Board members of the IAEA on Tuesday adopted a resolution to close the investigation into Tehran's alleged nuclear activities after 12 years.
Upon receipt by the board members of the IAEA report which verifies Iran's implementation of its relevant commitments under the JCPOA, the probe into Tehran's past suspected nuclear activities will be finished, according to the resolution.
On Tuesday, the Iranian senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, also said that following the IAEA resolution, the removal of international and Western sanctions against Iran will begin in early January 2016, according to official IRNA news agency.