IAEA to hold emergency meeting on Iran on 10 July


VIENNA, July 5, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – The UN’s nuclear watchdog said Friday
it will hold an emergency meeting on Iran’s nuclear programme next week, days
after Tehran breached one of the limits set in a 2015 deal with world powers.

The meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s board of
governors, which follows a US request, would be held “on 10 July at 14:30,”
an IAEA spokesman said.

Earlier, the US mission in Vienna said in a statement that the American
Ambassador to International Organizations Jackie Wolcott had requested the
special meeting to discuss Iran’s breach of the amount of enriched uranium it
could stockpile.

The IAEA confirmed earlier this week that Iran had breached the limit of
300kg for stockpiles of enriched uranium as stipulated under the 2015 Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The US statement described the news of the breach as “concerning”.

“The international community must hold Iran’s regime accountable,” the
statement added.

Iran has said that as of Sunday it will begin breaking another key limit
set in the JCPOA, which restricts the enrichment level of its uranium
stockpile to 3.67 percent.