‘Iran to fulfill commitments in time’
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Thursday that Iran will fulfill its commitments regarding the nuclear agreement in time to have sanctions lifted by the end of the year.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had once again emphasized, last week that the sanctions are expected to be lifted by the end of 2015.
Salehi also said, this week, that Iran has begun to reduce the uranium enrichment centrifuges as part of its nuclear agreement.
Following his speech on Iran’s nuclear future to diplomats and energy executives in Tokyo, Salehi said “Whatever the president says will be fulfilled”.
During his speech, Salehi had noted that AEOI anticipates no particular technical problems in dismantling its centrifuges.
Talking about Arak heavy water reactor, he added “Iran is waiting for an official document from the 5+1. Until the document is presented, Iran will certainly not take any steps regarding the Arak heavy water research reactor.”
Salehi arrived in Japan on November 1 to hold talks with top Japanese officials and also to attend the 61st meeting of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs in Nagasaki.