Iran Vows to Not Undermine IAEA Interaction Amid Nuclear Program Claims

Iran's nuclear chief, Mohammad Eslami, has assured that the Islamic Republic will not engage in any nuclear activities that hinder its interaction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran (IMNA) - Eslami's statement comes amid claims by the IAEA's Director General, Rafael Grossi, about ambiguities in Iran's nuclear program.

During a press briefing on the sidelines of the Iranian administration's weekly cabinet meeting, Eslami explained that the reports submitted by Grossi to the Board of Governors or the UN Security Council have two parts. The first pertains to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), while the second concerns safeguards and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Eslami highlighted the good relations between Iran and the IAEA in the field of safeguards and the NPT, with the agency's cameras installed and constantly monitoring Iran's nuclear facilities. He also mentioned that there are 120 accredited IAEA inspectors for Iran's nuclear program, some stationed in the country and others visiting on a regular or unannounced basis.

The IAEA submits reports about Iran's nuclear activities to the Board of Governors every three months and to the UN Security Council every six months, with the focus being on compliance or non-compliance of Iran's nuclear activities with the JCPOA.

Iran remains committed to the 2020 strategic law concerning the JCPOA, and will follow suit if the other party does not fulfill its obligations. Conversely, if the other side complies, Iran will also uphold its commitments in the JCPOA regarding specific restrictions.

The Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, adopted by Iranian lawmakers in December 2020, promotes the country's peaceful nuclear program and aims to counter sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies. The plan requires the Iranian administration to restrict IAEA inspections and accelerate the development of the country's nuclear program beyond the limits set under the JCPOA.

Despite the ongoing dispute between Iran and the IAEA, triggered by the agency's accusations influenced by Israel, both parties maintain good interaction. IAEA inspectors continue to be present in Iran, and Grossi is expected to visit the country in the future.

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