Iran to start decommissioning active centrifuges

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the country plans to start decommissioning active centrifuges.

“Some measures including decommissioning inactive centrifuges started and now we are starting decommissioning active centrifuges based on the JCPOA. It will take about three weeks if we do it based on the schedule.”

He said the IARA’s recent decision to drop the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) case in relation with the country’s nuclear program proved that the entire case was fabricated.

The whole nuclear case of Iran was “manufactured” in order to ratchet up the pressure on Iran, said head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali-Akbar Salehi, who made the remarks during a televised interview on Tuesday night following the closure of the PMD case.

During its meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Tuesday, the IAEA’s Board of Governors overwhelmingly voted in favor of a draft resolution which brings down the curtain on a 12-year investigation into the past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

The draft resolution on Iran’s past nuclear activities had been submitted by the P5+1 group of countries on December 7.

Before the recent resolution, Salehi said, the Board of Governors was tasked with monitoring the implementation of the Safeguards Agreement in Iran based on the UN Security Council resolutions, but now its task is to oversee and verify Iran’s nuclear activities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Tehran and the P5+1 group in mid-July.

By ISNA