Iran calls on IAEA to uphold agreement
Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the country is prepared to clear all ambiguities if the agency stands by its commitment, Press TV reported.
"If the IAEA announces the modality issue to be closed Iran would be willing to address all ambiguities that may rise after the modality [plan]; however, this will not be possible as long as the agency fails to fulfill its commitments," Ali Asghar Soltanieh said in an interviews with Mehr News Agency on Sunday.
"Iran and the Agency had an agreement referred to as the modality which all issues were raised within its framework and it was agreed that no other issues be raised afterwards," he added.
"Based on the modality, all issues between Iran and the agency have been addressed and the agency must abandon the modality topic," Iran's ambassador to the agency said.
In a May 24 report, the Director General Yukiya Amano claimed that the agency had received new unspecific information indicating that Iran may not be merely developing nuclear energy for civilian purposes.
On Thursday, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi rejected the allegations against the Islamic Republic in a response letter and said based on the modality plan agreed between Iran and the IAEA in 2007, the agency should announce this case closed.
Soltanieh pointed out that the letter was an indication that Iran, as a responsible country, would go ahead with its nuclear activities and its cooperation with the UN nuclear agency.