Tehran closing issue of military nuclear sector is key step to implementing Iranian nuclear program agreement - source

Eliminating the issue of the so-called military component of the Iranian nuclear program will become a determining step on the way to implementing the agreement reached in Vienna between Tehran and P5+1, a Russian diplomatic source told Interfax.

Eliminating the issue of the so-called military component of the Iranian nuclear program will become a determining step on the way to implementing the agreement reached in Vienna between Tehran and P5+1, a Russian diplomatic source told Interfax.

"The first sign will be whether the issue of possible research [of Iran] in the military nuclear sector will be closed," the source said.

Iran, "parallel to reaching agreements with P5+1, signed in Vienna a joint plan of actions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which should be fulfilled by December 15 - it includes 12 provisions related to the possible military component of the Iranian nuclear program," the source said.

"If in cooperation with the IAEA Iran closes all 12 provisions stipulated in the plan, this will show the restoration of trust and it can be said that further progress will go more or less smoothly," the source said.

"At the first stage, this is the key moment, which will show the readiness of the parties [Iran and P5+1] to follow the agreements reached," the source said.

International mediators of P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) and Iran developed in Vienna on July 14, 2015 a joint comprehensive plan of actions on the Iranian nuclear program. Legal character was given to the agreement by the UN Security Council resolution, which was supported on July 20 by all Security Council members unanimously. However, the parties can get down to the practical implementation of the document only after the procedure to approve the agreement in the U.S. and Iranian higher legislative bodies.

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