Iran's nuclear chief: Western countries repeat baseless accusations against Iran

Iran’s nuclear chief: Western countries repeat baseless accusations against Iran

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Western parties to the 2015 nuclear deal continue to level baseless accusations against Iran, which had been already refuted under the landmark agreement.

Mohammad Eslami made the remarks in an interview with Fars News Agency on Sunday, noting that during the talks that led to the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran had answered all groundless questions posed about its nuclear program.

“The JCPOA was supposed to put an end to groundless problems attributed to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Therefore, we had agreed to restrict Iran’s [nuclear] capacity and accept tough inspections of our nuclear activities so as to do away with all baseless accusations,” Iran’s nuclear chief said.

Eslami added, “Now, after having quit the JCPOA, the Western side (the US) is leveling the same baseless accusations. Such accusations were raised by the [anti-Iran] MKO [terrorist organization] and the Zionist regime and they have been doing this for about 20 years.”

He noted that recirculation of such false accusations is not tolerable for Iran.

“This is why we decided to turn off all JCPOA-related [surveillance] cameras [of the International Atomic Energy Agency] so that the other party would know that it should not raise those false accusations again as their case was closed many years ago,” Eslami said.

“If there is a will in the opposite side to return to [full compliance with] the JCPOA, it should not bring up such false accusations whose case has been closed and if it does not want to return to the JCPOA, it should not waste both sides’ time,” he emphasized.

As announced by the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi, the country has the technical capability to build a nuclear bomb but such a plan is not on the country’s agenda, Eslami said.

However, Eslami added, it is noteworthy that the Israeli regime, backed by the anti-Islamic Revolution front, is leveling such false accusations against Iran to deceive the public opinion which may cause some trouble for Iran but would never yield a result because the country is advancing its own programs.