Iran, P5+1 Joint Statement Calling for Removal of all
By Press TV
April 02, 2015 "ICH"
TV" - Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers
have adopted a joint statement after marathon talks in the Swiss city of
Lausanne calling, among other things, for the removal of UNSC resolutions and
sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The statement was read out in a joint press conference in the Swiss city by the
EU high representative, Federica Mogherini, and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif on Thursday.
In the framework of the agreement, none of Iranís nuclear facilities a
s well as the previous activities will be stopped, shut down
or suspended and Iranís nuclear activities in all its nuclear facilities
including Natanz, Fordow, Isfahan and Arak will continue.
These comprehensive solutions will guarantee the continued enrichment program
inside the Iranian territory and according to this, Iran will be allowed to go
on with industrial production of nuclear fuel which is meant for running its
nuclear power plants.
According to the solutions, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for
enrichment program will cover a 10-year period, during which more than 5,000
centrifuge machines will continue producing enriched material at Natanz facility
up to the 3.67-percent level. Extra machines and the related infrastructure in
the facility will be collected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
in order to be replaced by new machines consistent with the allowed standards.
Accordingly, Iran will be allowed to allocate the current stockpile of enriched
materials for the purpose of producing nuclear fuel or swapping it with uranium
in the international markets.
Iran will continue research and development program on
advanced centrifuge machines and will be also able to keep initiating and
completing its R & D program on IR-4, IR-5, IR-6 and IR-8 machines in the
10-year period of the agreement.
According to the joint statement, Fordow nuclear facility will
be turned into a research center for nuclear science and physics. More than
1,000 centrifuges will be maintained at this facility and two centrifuge
cascades will keep operating. In cooperation with the P5+1 countries, about half
of the Fordow facility will be dedicated to advanced nuclear research and
production of stable isotopes which have important applications in industry,
agriculture and medicine.
Arak heavy water reactor
According to the statement, the heavy water reactor in the
Iranian city of Arak will remain in place but will be redesigned and updated.
The redesigning process will greatly increase efficiency of the reactor while
reducing the amount of plutonium produced in the facility. The redesigning
process will be done according to defined scheduled as an international project
with cooperation of Iran. Production of fuel for Arak reactor and awarding
international nuclear fuel production certificate will be among international
cooperation to be offered to Iran.
Iran will implement the Additional Protocol temporarily and
voluntarily in line with its confidence-building measures and after that the
protocol will be ratified in a time frame by the Iranian government and
Removal of Sanctions
Following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan
of Action, all the UN Security Council sanctions as well as all economic and
financial embargos by the US and the European Union, including bans on banks,
insurance, investment, and all other related services in different fields,
including petrochemical, oil, gas and automobile industries will be lifted.
Besides, all nuclear-related sanctions against real and legal entities, state
and private organizations and institutions, including those sanctions imposed
against the Central Bank of Iran, other financial and banking institutions,
SWIFT system, and the countryís shipping and aviation sectors, and Iran's tanker
company will be immediately lifted all at once. Moreover, the P5+1 countries are
committed to avoid imposing any new nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.
Iranís international nuclear cooperation, including with the
member states of the P5+1 will be possible and promoted in the fields of
building nuclear power plants, research reactors, nuclear fusion, stable
isotopes, nuclear safety, nuclear medicine and agriculture. According to the
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran will be provided with access to global
market as well as international trade, finance, technical knowledge and energy.
Schedule for implementing Joint Comprehensive Plan of
At the end of these negotiations, the two sides will start
drafting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in the near future to meet the
July 1 deadline. Once the text is finalized, the Comprehensive Joint Plan of
Action will be adopted as a UN Security Council resolution. For the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action to be binding for all UN member states, the
resolution will be adopted under the Article 41 of Chapter Seven of the UN
Charter to be able to render previous resolutions against Iran null and void.
The joint statement released at the end of eight days of
intensive negotiations in Lausanne on Thursday is a sign that Iran and its
negotiating partners have come to a mutual understanding over Iranís nuclear
Representatives of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the
United States, Britain, China, France and Russia plus Germany Ė along with
senior officials of the European Union have held talks over the past years to
narrow the existing differences on Tehranís nuclear activities.
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