NIAC Welcomes Further Progress Towards Resolving Iran Nuclear Dispute
Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement after the release of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) report on possible military dimensions (PMD) to Iran’s nuclear program:
“The completion of the IAEA’s report on past ‘possible military dimensions’ (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program is a welcome milestone in the diplomatic process to resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran. Thanks to the nuclear deal that was secured this past summer, the IAEA was able to resolve its investigation into Iran’s past work and the world can move forward with implementing a deal that provides verifiable assurance into the future that Iran will not develop nuclear weapons.
“The IAEA report will not satisfy those who opposed a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear issue or who wanted to make a nuclear deal contingent on an unnecessary mea culpa by Iran about its past nuclear efforts. The report will not satisfy those on the other side who wanted Iran to be given a full clean bill of health regarding its nuclear activities in the past. But it will satisfy those who are determined to implement the nuclear deal and ensure that the twin nightmares of a nuclear-armed Iran and war with Iran never come to pass.
“It was long apparent that this stalled investigation would only be completed once there was a political solution to the standoff with world powers. With the nuclear agreement, Iran abided by the timeline to provide the IAEA with information, documents and environmental sampling. This helped lead to the agency’s assessment of coordinated ‘activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,’ in Iran prior to 2003, and that there have been no credible indications of such relevant activities since 2009.”