Iran waiting for IAEA report for removing centrifuges: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the country does not plan to decommission its centrifuges for now and will wait for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report.
Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Tuesday night, Kamalvandi referred to the start of Tehran’s preliminary measures as per the text of a recent nuclear agreement with six world powers, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to which the country is supposed to reduce the number of its centrifuges.

However, he said for the removal of centrifuges, the country should wait for a report by the IAEA on Iran’s nuclear activities.

On July 14, Iran and the IAEA signed a Road-map regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.

As part of the Road-map, the IAEA is required to finish its investigations about Iran’s nuclear activities and submit a report to the agency’s board by December 15.

In reaction to certain reports on the removal of 200 centrifuges from Natanz nuclear site, Kamalvandi had said earlier on Tuesday that no centrifuge has been mothballed yet.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion on a 159-page nuclear agreement that would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program.

The agreement was officially adopted on October 18, and is going to take effect within the next two months.

By Tanim News agency