Tehran (IP) - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said he hoped he would visit Iran to reset the relationship based on trust, however, Iran's AEOI chief said the visit would be done when the plan, content and goals of the trip should be made and it will be done as soon as the plan is finalized.

Iran PressIran News: "I hope to be able to visit Iran and to reset what needs to be a relationship based on trust which is faltering at this point in time," Grossi told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency expressed his concern about the negative impact of non-nuclear issues on the JCPOA negotiation process and expressed his hope that he would "re-adjust" the bilateral relations by visiting Tehran.

In response to a question about the recent positions of the American and European Union officials, who abandoned the negotiations on the nuclear agreement under the pretext of the recent events in Iran, Rafael Grossi said: "The issue here is the prohibition of the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the guarantee is that the nuclear program in Iran remains to achieve peaceful goals. Of course, let's not forget that Iran does not have nuclear weapons."

Grossi added: "Other issues such as human rights and other matters are not among my duties."

"But in this long process of Iran's nuclear negotiations, we have seen similar conditions, more difficult or easier. Therefore, I expect to see better interaction from the Iranian authorities. The past few months have been difficult. We have not received the answers we expected from Iran. I hope to be able to travel to Iran and re-establish the trust-based relationship that is faltering at this point in time."

In response to the program host's claim about Iran approaching the capability of making nuclear weapons, Grossi said: "Iran is developing (its nuclear program) and has received more new generation centrifuges and has accumulated more materials. It does 5%, 20% and 60% enrichment, which is very close to the 90% weapons enrichment level. That is why I have said that we should sit at the highest possible political level to have an honest dialogue and agree that the current situation cannot continue like this."

These statements of Grossi were raised while Mohammad Eslami, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said on Wednesday: "The issue that has been on our agenda is to resolve the ambiguities and respond to them. The accusations that the anti-revolutionary elements have raised over the years have been investigated by the IAEA and all its steps have been completed, and the result of all the negotiations that have taken place within twenty years has been reflected in the final document."

"They abandoned the JCPOA document and intended to return to it, and again put the accusations next to the JCPOA document, while these are not two issues but one issue."

Eslami added: "We declare clearly that according to the IAEA itself, there is no undeclared nuclear activity or site in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Our interactions are ongoing and Mr. Grossi announced his readiness to travel to Iran, and the plan, content and goals of the trip should be made and it will be done as soon as the plan is finalized."


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