Tehran (IP) - The Spokesman of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) says the scale-back measures in the country's nuclear activities are a response to the failure of the Western parties' commitment to the 2015 deal.

Iran PressIran news: The international nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran and the P 5+1, including the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany– involved Tehran agreeing to certain restrictions on its civilian nuclear industry in exchange for easing economic sanctions and other incentives. 

In response to some claims by the Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Spokesman of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), stated that Rafael Grossi said that IAEA's claim of "increasing inspection vacuum in Iran's nuclear activities" was baseless.   

Kamlvandi recalled: "What is not being done today is related to the 5+1 agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is defined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)."

As with the three sites claimed by the IAEA, he noted, Iran had full cooperation, sending the responses to the questions posed by the agency and holding meetings to disambiguate the issues. 

Kamalvandi stressed: "The IAEA should not make judgments based on fabricated documents by the Zionist regime, which are provided to the agency for specific political purposes; This type of judgment is against the principle of impartiality and professionalism."

The Head of IAEA, Rafael Grossi, claimed earlier that Iran had no interaction with the agency on the remaining issues. 

On Thursday, September 8, the Spokesman of AEOI reacted to the new report of the IAEA. He stressed that the resumption of verifying the Iranian nuclear activities requires the JCPOA's Western parties' commitment to fulfilling the international agreement. 

The United States, under former President Donald Trump, unilaterally abandoned the JCPOA in May 2018 and reinstated unilateral sanctions that the agreement had lifted.


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