Salehi: JCPOA not to pace down Iran nuclear growth

The AEOI chief has said that JCPOA will have no adverse effect on development of Iran’s nuclear program.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will not pace down the development of Iran’s nuclear program.

He stressed that the document will have no adverse effect on the development of Iran’s nuclear program.

The official said the restrictions which JCPOA entails will by no means restrict Iran in its nuclear activities.

He welcomed the sessions the Iranian parliament’s JCPOA Review Committee holds to examine the text of the Iran nuclear deal in the presence of relevant officials and said that such meetings help improve transparency and deflate certain concerns.

He assured people that the Iranian nuclear industry will suffer no slowdown in technical aspects because of JCPOA.

Salehi went on to explain that the restrictions put in place by JCPOA cover areas Iran has no intention of wading into in the coming years.

For example, he said, Iran possesses no platinum, so naturally it has no plans to produce any metals from it either.

One important achievement of the Iranian negotiating team was to make the document guarantee Iran’s right for enrichment which was achieved after 12 years of talks, he added.

The Iranian nuclear chief further stressed that only a few countries have such a right.

 

As for Iran’s uranium resources, Salehi said reserves in two points of the central province of Yazd have already been spotted which will be exploited soon.

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