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Iran says Fordo nuclear activities are under IAEA control

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9010-03671

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the country’s nuclear activities including the enrichment work in Natanz and Fordo sites are under the monitoring of the IAEA.

Soltanieh made the remarks after some Western sources reported Iran has started enrichment activities in Fordo, located in Qom province, central Iran, claiming the work is being done without informing the IAEA.

The Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi announced on August 21, 2011 that Iran has started transferring the centrifuges of Natanz nuclear facility to the Fordo nuclear site under the supervision of the IAEA.

The US and its allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have pressured the UN Security Council to impose four rounds of sanctions against the country.

As a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran insists it is entitled to utilize nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

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