Europe News Desk!!! Iran’s nuclear chief has said IAEA officials are in Tehran inspecting the country’s nuclear facilities for two days to clear up ambiguities. Mohammad Eslami, chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that Tehran was continuing its cooperation and ties with the IAEA within the framework of safeguards. Responding to a question about a recent Bloomberg report claiming that Iran was enriching uranium to levels above 60 percent, Eslami said it was due to a misunderstanding by an inspector. He said Iran is always careful to prevent any new ambiguity in the process of cooperation with the IAEA, reports Hanhua news agency.
Referring to the 2015 nuclear deal, Eslami said that the agreement was a contract based on mutual trust-building efforts between Iran and the P5+1, adding that it is highly unacceptable for Iran to allow a political pressure campaign to sway Tehran. Will try to force Fulfilling their commitments unilaterally, while others are not honoring theirs. A Bloomberg report on Sunday, citing two senior diplomats, claimed that last week IAEA inspectors in Iran detected uranium with 84 percent purity, just 6 percent less than what is needed for a nuclear weapon. On Sunday, Iran’s official news agency IRNA quoted AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi as saying that the Bloomberg report distorted facts and was part of a smear campaign.
Over the past few months, AEOI has criticized Iran for its lack of cooperation with the agency. On November 17, 2022, the IAEA’s Board of Governors passed a resolution proposed by the US, UK, France and Germany calling on Iran to cooperate with the agency’s investigators regarding alleged uranium traces. Iran has repeatedly rejected such allegations.
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