The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director-General are working under political pressure and need to stop infiltration by Iran’s enemies in its operations.

Iran PressIran news: “How is it possible that confidential reports of an international organization are published in the media even before the official recipients read them?” Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said this about IAEA reports detailing Iran’s nuclear program regularly leaked to Western media.

In an interview with Qatari-based Al-Jazeera News Network, Mohammad Eslami said Iran had provided “accurate” answers and  IAEA has so far lacked the “will” required to declare Iran’s answers convincing.

Eslami said the probes were based on “fake documents and accounts” provided by Iran’s enemies, led by Israel, and that Iran had offered its voluntary cooperation.

The nuclear chief added that the agency’s focus on Iran was discriminatory, as Iran accounted for only a small amount of global nuclear activity but had to undergo what he said was over a quarter of all agency monitoring activity, which amounts to hundreds of inspections per year.

Eslami criticized a trip last week by the IAEA’s director general Rafael Grossi to Israel.

“How many inspections is the agency doing in that country? Is it even allowed to have an inspection?”

Meanwhile, the US and the E3, including France, Germany, and the UK, have submitted a resolution against Iran’s nuclear cooperation with the United Nations Watchdog, the agency at the Board of Governors meetings that began on Monday.

Iran’s foreign ministry has said the country would respond based on what happens at the board meeting without elaborating what that response could entail.


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