Iran’s Nuclear Chief Confident of PMD Case Closure
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi predicted with certainty that the file on the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) in the country’s nuclear activities will be closed once and for all.
There has been no clue found endorsing the allegations against Iran’s nuclear program, so the “fabricated case” against Iran is going to be closed forever, Salehi told IRIB on Thursday, after the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Wednesday report confirmed that it has found no credible indications of suspicious work in Tehran’s nuclear activities.
“We stress with certainty, on the basis of information and in a scientific and documented manner, that there is no way to keep the (PMD) case open,” he added.
Salehi also warned the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) that if it seeks to avoid closing the PMD case via the IAEA Board of Governors, the ball will be in its own court because of lack of commitment to a July nuclear deal with Iran.
As part of a Road-map signed between Iran and the IAEA in July, the agency is required to finish its investigations about Iran’s nuclear activities and submit a report to the Board of Governors by December 15.
The Road-map was signed on the same day that Tehran and the Group 5+1 reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement, known as the JCPOA.
The IAEA has been given the role of verifying Iran’s commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The agreement was officially adopted on October 18, and is going to take effect within the next few weeks.