3 May 2018 14:15

Lavrov advises Israel to immediately send its Iran nuclear program dossier to IAEA

SOCHI. May 3 (Interfax) - Israel ought to immediately transfer its information concerning Iran's nuclear program to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his Jordanian counterpart.

"If Israel or anyone else received documents which they claim prove that Iran still has plans to develop nuclear weapons, such documents must immediately be handed over to the IAEA, which oversees the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)," Lavrov said when answering a question from Interfax.

"At least, comments I have heard from specialists who participated in the talks on drafting this action plan indicate that it is quite probable that these documents deal with previous activities that had already been recorded by IAEA inspections," the minister said.

Iran "is undergoing the most intrusive inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency" today, Lavrov said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier Israel's intelligence had information that Tehran was still pursuing nuclear arms development plans.