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Saiedi: IAEA inspectors checking Isfahan nuclear facilities

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 25, IRNA
An Iranian top nuclear official said Friday that the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors are busy inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities in Isfahan.

"The inspections are made at a time when westerners are accusing Tehran of restricting the IAEA inspectors' surveilance of Iran's nuclear facilities," said Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for International Affairs Mohammad Saiedi in an interview with IRNA.

The IAEA inspectors are in Iran since last week to carry out the surveying mission.

Saiedi said the IAEA inspections fall within framework of the NPT and the Safeguards Agreement.

He said after inspecting Isfahan facilities the inspectors will go to Natanz as well.

Prior to release of the IAEA Chief Mohammad ElBaradei's Iran Report on Wednesday, Saiedi had told IRNA that there are no impediments to the legal and judicial inspection of the IAEA into Iran's nuclear facilities.

"The IAEA's access to Iran's nuclear facilities is based on the country's legal commitments.

"Mr. ElBaradei's report indicates that all the measures and activities of Iran are based on legal commitments and under careful supervision and regular inspection of the Agency's inspectors. Iran has had its utmost cooperation with the Agency in providing it with necessary information."

According to reports available, the IAEA has carried out about 1,500 man/day inspection to Iran's nuclear facilities thus far.

Based on ElBaradei's report, no diversion has been observed in Iran's nuclear activities and they are still under the Agency's supervision.


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