Feb 23, 2019 10:29 Asia/Tehran
  • FATF chooses not to act against Tehran: Ali Akbar Salehi
    FATF chooses not to act against Tehran: Ali Akbar Salehi

Tehran (IP) - Iranian nuclear chief said that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) choosed not act against Tehran by extending suspension time of counter action.

Iran Press/Iran news: Referring to FATF policy towards Iran to extend suspension time of counter action against Iran, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali-Akbar Salehi, said: "It shows that the opposite side does not want to create a dead end condition." 

Iranian nuclear chief made the remarks on Saturday while visiting an exhibition on technology and industry in Tehran, Iran Press reported.

Regarding Europe's promise of fulfilling its commitments to Iran nuclear deal, and the possibility of Iran's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Salehi said as the Leader of Islamic Revolution expressed very clearly the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we are monitoring their measures and we won't make emotional decisions on this.

"We will make the necessary decisions, based on the facts and accurate monitoring of the developments," he said, adding the supervisory board and the Leader will issue necessary instructions and orders, if they conclude that our commitment to the deal is ineffective.

Ali-Akbar Salehi, said: "Oxygen-18, a natural isotope of oxygen, which has its uses in the medical industry, will bring in currency into Iran."

Iranian nuclear chief expressed gratitude towards young Iranian scientists for their intense four-year-long endeavor leading to the production of the isotope of oxygen.

Calling it a great achievement which is done only by few countries, Salehi said: "The development has made Iran independent of foreign contribution."

It will keep Iran self-sufficient and in a strategic position, he added. 101/211/201

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