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Saeedi: Iran made 15-page document available to IAEA inspectors

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA
Deputy Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency Mohammad Saeedi said here Saturday that Iran responded positively to the UN nuclear watchdog's call to see the 15-page document on production of metallic uranium.

He told IRNA that Iran prepared the grounds for making the document available to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors, while it could have rejected the call.

Concerning plutonium tests, he said that in a letter, the IAEA called for more accurate and complete information on Iran's plutonium test.

About the reference to Arak heavy water projects in the report of IAEA chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, he said that according to the IAEA, the reactors have been tested and no problem has been observed.

Replying to the question about the activities underway at the Uranium Conversion Facilities (UCF) in Isfahan and Natanz, he said that their various stages are viewed by IAEA cameras and inspected by its inspectors.

He noted that the activities in Natanz facilities are conducted under the supervision of the IAEA and are inspected once a month.

Turning to the propaganda of Western media on the issue, he said that they continue despite ElBaradei's recent report which confirms that no reprocessing activities have been detected.

Saeedi pointed to another section of ElBaradei's report about no deviation to banned activities and material has been observed in Iran's nuclear activities and raised the question, "Why does the UNSC, which should provide the ground for promotion of peace and tranquility, itself cause insecurity and international chaos?" "ElBaradei has declared that based on NPT, Iran has facilitated access of IAEA inspectors to the nuclear facilities in Arak, Natanz and Isfahan, which shows that the propaganda of Western media on Iran are baseless," he added.


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