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Mogherini: Netanyahu must refer information on Iran’s nuclear files to IAEA

BRUSSELS, The European Union has said that it has to assess the details of the statement made by Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran’s nuclear programme, look at the documents, and first as well as foremost get the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) assessment.

“What I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] commitments,” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement Monday night.

“If any party and if any country has information of non-compliance, of any kind, it can and should address and channel this information to the proper, legitimate, recognised mechanisms, the IAEA and the Joint Commission [of the JCPOA] for the monitoring of the nuclear deal that I chair and that I convened just a couple of months ago. We have mechanisms in place to address eventual concerns,” she noted.

“I have not seen from Prime Minister Netanyahu arguments for the moment on non-compliance, meaning violation by Iran of its nuclear commitments under the nuclear deal. And again, the deal was put in place exactly because there was no trust between the parties, otherwise we would not have required a nuclear deal to be put in place,” added the EU foreign policy chief.

On Monday, Netanyahu claimed that he had thousands of “secret nuclear files” that proved that Iran had once covertly pursued nuclear weapons.

Source: Kuwait News Agency