Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the closure of the case of the past and present outstanding issues regarding Irans nuclear program will open a new chapter in ties between Iran and the UN nuclear agency.
The Iranian foreign minister commended the approval of a resolution by the governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday.
Finally after 12 years, the governing board asserted that Iran and the IAEA have met their obligations under the road map they signed in July and explicitly announced the closure of the so-called PMD file, he said.
"This resolution has gone far beyond the closure of the so-called PMD and has officially nullified the previous 12 resolutions of the governing board regarding Irans nuclear program that contained allegations and serious restrictions on the countrys nuclear program," the Iranian foreign minister pointed out.
He added that the 35-nation board also specified a new agenda for a specific period of time about the implementation of the JCPOA.
Zarif said the resolution once again verified the non-diversion of Iranian nuclear material toward non-peaceful activities and Tehrans full commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regulation, adding that it reaffirmed the peaceful nature of Irans nuclear program.
The Islamic Republic reiterates its perennial policy on the prohibition of the production and use of weapons of mass destruction as well as the countrys full commitment to the NPT and expresses its readiness to completely implement the JCPOA provided that the P5+1 countries will also remain committed to their obligations, Zarif said.