Amano’s report reaffirms non-deviation in Iran’s nuclear programs

Tehran, Nov 7, IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi says the new report of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano is a re-affirmation that Iran has had no deviation in its peaceful nuclear programs.

IAEA new report on Iran nuclear activities was released on Friday.

Talking to IRNA’s reporter, Najafi said the report once again affirms that Iran’s nuclear activities, from enrichment activities in Natanz and Fordow,to Araq Heavy Water Research Reactor and activities in different facilities in Isfahan, Tehran, Bushehr and other places are all under IAEA supervision and for peaceful purposes.

He added Iran has done all voluntary measures under Geneva Agreement which has been affirmed in this report.

Najafi said although including so many technical details in the report is not necessary and Iran and Non-Aligned Movement have always protested against it, the report shows Iran’s complete transparency in its nuclear activities.

He added according to the report, there is no hidden activity in Iran’s nuclear programs and the unreal concern of certain western countries is baseless.

He said the fact that the Agency is not in a position to provide credible assurances about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran because Iran is not implementing Additional Protocol is not peculiar to Iran and all member countries which have not joined Additional Protocol have the same situation.

Najafi added,’ Actually, we implemented Additional Protocol for almost 3 years, but because of referring of Iran’s dossier to the UN Security Council and imposing illegal sanctions against Iran, we stopped it. We can again consider implementing Additional Protocol if all the sanctions are lifted.’

He said that part of the report which deals with UN Security Council resolutions requirements as seen by the Agency is repetitious, adding that Iran believes those resolutions are illegal.

According to Najafi, Iran also rejects the part so called ‘ Possible Military Dimensions’ in the report, adding the Agency has not presented any authentic document in this regard to be considered.

On the cooperation between Iran and the Agency, Najafi said out of 18 agreed practical measures, 16 measures have been completed. Technical meetings between Iran and the Agency continue to discuss the two remaining measures.

Najafi said IAEA’s claim that Iran’s explanations do not enable the Agency to clarify the two remaining practical measures is an incomplete reporting of the reality because the Agency has not been able to present explanations that show that its information and documents are not fake. This is why technical meetings have to continue.



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