0715 GMT September 26, 2022
The Iranian nuclear chief said there has been no single nuclear activity in Iran that has not been announced to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Making the remark at a televised interview on Monday, Mohammad Eslami, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) president added the IAEA is under the influence of the Zionist regime, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Turning to the Iranian nuclear industry’s achievements, Eslami said a treatment process has recently been tested on three patients in the field of convalescent plasma therapy, which has produced positive results.
He stressed that the AEOI seeks to offset bids to sour the atmosphere surrounding Iran’s nuclear industry and stymie the country’s progress in this field through making and promoting diverse achievements in the sector.
Eslami said since 20 years ago, the Zionists and some Western states have been fabricating different accounts about Iran’s nuclear program, regretting that baseless accusations are still being hurled at the country’s nuclear industry.
He noted that the anti-Iran process was begun by the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), led by the Zionist regime, at international organizations, such as the United Nations Security Council and the IAEA, and eventually resulted in the imposition of harsh sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The AEOI chief said 20 years of negotiations with world powers culminated in a 2015 nuclear deal, comprising two main columns, one pertaining to Iran’s commitment to reduce the pace of its activities and the IAEA’s increased supervision of the country’s sites and the other to the other sides’ pledge of withdrawing their anti-Tehran accusations and removing the sanctions.
Although the United States, he added, did not fulfill its commitment and pulled out of the JCPOA in May 2018, it now, while seeking to return to the deal, says that these are new issues and not related to the nuclear deal.
“This comes as the issues have existed since 2003 and now, in 2022, nothing new has taken place.”
The accusations have been leveled against Iran by Israel, which has currently turned into a reference for the IAEA.
Eslami reiterated that while only two percent of the world’s entire nuclear capacity pertains to Iran, the country is the target of close to 25 percent of the agency’s annual inspections.
He called on IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi to protect the agency’s legal status.