TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian VP who also heads AEOI, Ali Akbar Salehi, pointing out that the IAEA chief traveled to Tehran with his own wish, said Yukiya Amano holds a special responsibility with regard to the conduct of the United States on JCPOA.
News ID: 66867
Publish Date: 05November 2017 - 13:27
In an interview with Iran IRIB1 Negahe Yek on Saturday,
Salehi said Amano has a special responsibility at this time, and the IAEA is
the only authority that can assess the obligations of the member states, and
tries to take necessary measures according to the events occurring in the US
"Amano is trying to inform the international community of
Iran's obligations, he came to Tehran on his own request and consulted with
Iranian officials on the wrong positions of the United States,” he noted.
JCPOA Section T is generally related to the activities
related to nuclear arms and since we do not intend to build any nuclear
weapons, we have voluntarily accepted the measures, Salehi noted.
Touching upon the refusal of US President Trump to approve
JCPOA, Salehi said he makes unfounded and false claims against Iran at the
United Nations General Assembly, against the Iranian nation, which shows the
true nature of the American politicians.
Given that the JCPOA a win-win deal, Salehi said, Iran is
trying to keep it alive and all the parties involved need to be committed to
their obligations; it is in the interest of NPT too, since if JCPOA does not
work, not only the NPT, but also any other international treaty will lose its
Pointing to Iran's countermeasures against US policies, AEOI
head asserted that the Supervisory Committee on Implementation of the JCPOA
monitors the actions and behaviors of the other party and makes appropriate
decisions accordingly, so we have many scenarios, according to the steps they
take, we will respond.
Salehi noted that Iran is prepared to deal with US
misconduct in different dimensions; "we need only four days to begin
20-percent enrichment in Fordow; we can immediately enable two chains and add
two other chains 2 weeks later, and the other side will understand the
The heavy water reactor in Arak is in the process and, of
course, the reactor is an exception in JCPOA, because even if the deal breaks down,
the Arak heavy water reactor will continue its activity, according to 2231
Resolution, he added.
He said Iran has nearly 23 tons of heavy water in Oman,
which was ordered by some European companies, and of course, the heavy water
stored is for Iran not Oman.