The whole nuclear case of Iran was “manufactured” in order to ratchet up the pressure on Iran, said director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali-Akbar Salehi.
Iran’s nuclear chief says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s recent decision to drop the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) in relation with the country’s nuclear case proved that the entire case was fabricated.
The whole nuclear case of Iran was “manufactured” in order to ratchet up the pressure on Iran, said head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Ali-Akbar Salehi made the remarks during a televised interview on Tuesdaynight following the closure of the PMD case.
During its meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Tuesday, the IAEA’s Board of Governors overwhelmingly voted in favor of a draft resolution which brings down the curtain on a 12-year investigation into the past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program.
In a separate development, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araghchi said that the closure of the PMD case on will open a new chapter in Tehran’s ties with the UN nuclear agency.
Araghchi said the ratification of the resolution is a major step toward the implementation of JCPOA, adding that following the closure of the PMD case, Iran will now start fulfilling its commitments regarding two major issues, namely the redesigning of the Arak heavy water reactor and the shipment of Iran’s enriched uranium stock out of the country.
He also noted that Iran will continue to fulfill its other obligations as stipulated in JCPOA, adding that the closure of the PMD case bears testimony to the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program.