AEOI chief: Consultations underway for Grossi’s Tehran trip

The chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Tehran visit by the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Making the remarks in an address to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting, Mohammad Eslami said arrangements and consultations are underway for Rafael Grossi’s trip, Tasnim News Agency wrote.

He also dismissed the false accusations that the Western governments have leveled against Iran’s nuclear program, saying they have employed those lies as leverage to put pressure on Iran.

Official documents testify that there has been no deviation in Iran’s nuclear program and the country is interacting with the UN nuclear agency, Eslami stated.

In remarks on Tuesday, Grossi announced that he is slated to visit Iran in February to assess the situation regarding nuclear non-proliferation and resume the political dialogue, Mehr News Agency quoted Russia’s Sputnik as reporting.

“I believe I might be back in Tehran on this and on the other issues I described to you, in February perhaps, for much needed political dialogue… with Iran. And then, I hope to be making some progress,” he told the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.

Iran had enough enriched uranium to create a nuclear bomb, Grossi also said, adding however, it did not mean that the weapon already existed.

Such comments come as Tehran has always proved that its nuclear program is completely peaceful, asserting that it is not after acquiring nuclear weapons at all.

In his Wednesday remarks, Eslami also said Iran is among the world’s top five countries in terms of producing radiopharmaceuticals.

He added the country exports its radiopharmaceuticals to nine countries.