Tehran (IP) - The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says that Iran has not acted outside the framework of the IAEA, and the accusations about Iran's 90% enrichment are false.

Iran Press/Iran news: "This is a lie and these accusations leveled against our country by the enemies and the Zionist regime," said the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, on Tuesday.

Eslami stressed on peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and rejected the claim of 90% enrichment in Iran.

"Iran works in accordance with the rules of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and all International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s monitors confirmed that all of our process are in accordance with the IAEA's regulations," Eslami said.

"We have not acted outside the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in any way," the head of AEOI said.

Alleged cases, Karaj Tesa complex are interconnected, must be resolved together

The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) stated that talks with the IAEA following the Agency chief Rafael Grossi's recent visit have not yet been completed, adding that the alleged cases and the Tesa complex in Karaj are in a package and are interconnected and should be resolved together.

Mohammad Eslami told reporters on Tuesday in response to a question about cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency: "Our relations with the IAEA must be based on laws, IAEA charter, and NPT. Within the framework of the law, we have relations with the Agency and we are affected by these legal rules, and the Agency monitors our nuclear activities in accordance with the rules and regulations.

He pointed out the cooperation between Iran and the IAEA, saying: "What is published in the media is issues related to psychological operations and political issues." 

"With these accusations and creating obstacles and smear campaigns and psychological operations, they imply that we have an unjustified goal and are not committed to non-proliferation. None of this has ever been true and is not, and it is an accusation that is especially fueled by the Israeli regime," he added.

The Vice President stated: "We will not be undermined by these psychological operations and saber rattling, and we will do our best and move forward, and we hope that, God willing, we will pass this stage as well."

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Installation of cameras in the Tesa complex in Karaj

He also referred to the agreement between Iran and the IAEA regarding the installation of cameras in the Tesa complex in Karaj: "Karaj and other cases that were in the JCPOA are out of safeguards agreement. If the JCPOA was a treaty, the contracting countries had obligations and Iran has accepted obligations. When they have not complied with their commitments and imposed harsh and illegal sanctions on Iran and are expanding them every day, there is no reason for them to force us to abide by our commitments in the JCPOA. We act within the framework of safeguards and the NPT and do not accept anything other than that."

Asked whether an agreement had been reached with the IAEA on the Karaj Tesa Complex and the installation of the cameras, Eslami said: "The Karaj issue is in a package and the alleged cases and Karaj are connected and must be resolved together." 

In response to a question about the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization delegation in Vienna, Eslami noted: "Our agenda with the IAEA was about the allegations that have been answered. Alleged cases are cases that are closed in the JCPOA, and if the JCPOA is to be operational, all parties must fulfill their obligations. It is not possible for Iran to be 100% committed to its commitments, while the other parties do not fulfill any of their obligations. These are the things that are being negotiated."

He said: "I hope that there is a ruling logic that they adhere to a principle and rules, and if it is the JCPOA, then everyone should act according to the JCPOA, and if it is not the JCPOA and it is a safeguard and NPT, then we will work within that framework. Out of this is political pressure."


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