Salehi says Iran would not accept any claim easily

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization has said Iran would no longer accept any ‘unauthentic evidence’ provided by the IAEA as ‘evidence proper.’

In an interview with Mehr News, Ali Akbar Salehi detailed about the negotiations between Iran and the IAEA and the 7-part agreement. “5 articles of the 7-part agreement with the IAEA falls in the framework worked out in the Geneva deal. We are committed to take steps to address the IAEA concerns,” he added.

“We agreed to provide information for them for assessment,” Salehi told Mehr, pointing to Associated Press predictions of Iran and the IAEA negotiations and Iran’s smart movement. “The outcome of talks is very different than what they had expected and predicted for,” he asserted.

Asked about the planned ultimate framework for the negotiations, Salehi told that Iran would not address nuclear-related questions by the IAEA. “They have made a series of claims and we demanded that they should provide evidence and authentic justifications for their claims,” he said.

“We told the IAEA negotiators that we would not accept any evidence as authentic and thus accept the accusations made in the evidence,” Salehi added, and that “this is just to have a copy of a €100 bill. The copy is identical with the real bill, but it is unauthentic at the same time.”

The head of Atomic Energy Organization also asserted that the IAEA should provide authentic evidence for the claims made. “If any evidence is regarded as evidence proper, then the IAEA could accuse us on daily basis that we have concealed new suspicious activities,” he said, believing that Iran would not accept any evidence at face value.

By Mehr New Agency


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