Iran, IAEA Cooperating Uninterruptedly: Eslami

Iran, IAEA Cooperating Uninterruptedly: Eslami

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Highlighting the unimpeded relations between Tehran and the UN nuclear agency, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said mutual interaction goes smoothly in accordance with the Safeguards Agreements and the NPT.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Mohammad Eslami said the relations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are maintained constantly according to a statement the two sides issued in Tehran in March.

“The relations between Iran and the (International Atomic Energy) Agency are in place in accordance with the Safeguards Agreement and the NPT. The (IAEA) monitoring (of Iran’s nuclear activities) is in progress, has not been interrupted or obstructed, and goes on,” Eslami added.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi has expressed satisfaction with the course of cooperation with Iran, he added.

The Iranian nuclear chief also noted that the IAEA is not in charge of the negotiations on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), stating that the responsibility lies with the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Last week, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed the country’s determination to resolve differences with the IAEA.

Asked about the installation of new cameras by the IAEA at Iran’s nuclear sites, Nasser Kanaani said, “Iran’s serious policy is the settlement of problems with the (IAEA).”

Based on this policy, he added, Iran is determined to prevent issues relating to its peaceful nuclear activities from becoming a process for confrontation with the IAEA.

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