Iran says "only" IAEA authorized to verify Iran's commitments to nuclear deal

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-14 02:45:35|Editor: yan
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TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday rejected the remarks by the U.S. president over Iran's nuclear program under 2015 deal.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) preserves the authority to confirm Iran's commitments subject to the 2015 international nuclear deal, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

In its eight reports, the UN nuclear watchdog has verified Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal, internationally known as JCPOA, Qasemi said.

He accused the United States of repeated violations of the deal in "spirit and letter."

Iran's principle is to oppose weapons of mass destruction across the world, including the nuclear arms, Qasemi stressed.

On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he had decided not to certify Iran's compliance with the landmark deal reached in 2015.

"Based on the factual record I have put forward, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification," Trump said at the White House.

He also threatened that he may terminate the Iran nuclear deal at any time, which was reached in 2015 between Iran and Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany.

According to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INRA) passed by U.S. Congress in 2015, the U.S. government is required to recertify to Congress Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal every 90 days.