Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced the country’s readiness to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors controlled access to its nuclear site in Marivan, Western Iran, saying that Tehran and the IAEA have already settled most of their issues.
“Iran declares its preparedness for managed (controlled) inspection of Marivan in order that they come to understand the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities,” Kamalvandi said on Saturday.
He voiced regret that the IAEA cites the fake information that is provided by Iran’s enemies about the country’s nuclear installations in its reports, and criticized the UN nuclear watchdog for raising demands from Iran which are in accordance with the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) while Tehran is not a signatory to the Protocol.
“We do not implement the Additional Protocol and therefore, using Additional Protocol-related literature in our country’s case is not correct,” Kamalvandi said.
He also announced that Iran and the IAEA have resolved 16 out of 18 cases of difference, and that the last two issues have remained unresolved due to the deficiencies existing in the mechanism of the UN nuclear watchdog.
In relevant remarks last week, Kamalvandi underlined that the country had provided the IAEA with correct information, and blamed the agency for its incorrect and biased new report on Iran’s nuclear program.
“Iran has given correct information to the IAEA and it was the agency which has not entered the information correctly in the report,” he said.
Referring to the IAEA’s revision of its report on Iran’s nuclear activities, he said, “The information that Iran has given to the Agency is completely correct; we reminded them of their mistakes and then the Agency corrected them.”
Kamalvandi also blasted the IAEA for releasing reports on Iran and other countries’ nuclear activities to the media before their circulation at the Agency’s Board of Governors.