Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country’s “most important commitments,’’ state radio reported Sunday.
The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s atomic department, show how the government of moderate President Hassan Rouhani welcomes the deal, which begins Monday. “Implementation of mutual commitments in the framework of the Geneva deal will begin from tomorrow,’’ Kamalvandi said.
On Saturday a team of international inspectors arrived in Tehran in preparation of beginning their inspections. They will visit Fordo, where Iran enriches its 20 per cent uranium, as well as its Natanz facility, which produces 5 per cent enriched uranium, to ensure the country complies with the deal.