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VIENNA, December 7. /TASS/. The P5+1 group of international mediators, namely the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany, and Iran have agreed a draft resolution for a December 15 session of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that will make it possible to actually close Teheran’s nuclear dossier and begin the implementation phase, Russia’s permanent representative at the Vienna-based international organizations Vladimir Voronkov said on Monday.
"Yes, it has been agreed and is now being polished. It will soon be distributed [among the members of the IAEA board of governors - TASS]," he told TASS, adding that the document bound the agency to issue quarterly reports on Iran’s implementation of the deal with the six powers.
The IAEA board of governors is to have an extraordinary meeting on December 15 to approve Director-General Yukiya Amano’s report regarding the controversial aspects of the Iranian nuclear program. The meeting will also consider a draft resolution actually closing Iran’s nuclear dossier and outlining parameters of IAEA’s further efforts on the Iranian track.
In a report circulated in early December, Amano said that Teheran had conducted theoretical studies on possible creation of nuclear weapons before 2003 but no practical steps had been done to switch nuclear materials to military uses.
After the resolution is adopted, the parties to the deal signed in Vienna on July 14, 2015 will begin the implementation phase. The sides however are to implement a number of other liabilities. Thus, Iran is to reduce from ten tonnes to 300 kilograms its reserves of uranium enriched to 3.67%, to reduce the number of first-generation centrifuges to 6,100 and place the redundant centrifuges under IAEA control. Enrichment activities under 3.67% will be allowed at 5,060 centrifuges at the facility in Natanz.
Voronkov said earlier on Monday Russia and Iran would complete the removal of enriched uranium from Iran in exchange for natural one by the end of the year.