IAEA’s investigation to act in Tehran interests
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
The outcome of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) probe into Iran's nuclear program will be in Tehran's favor, Iranian atomic chief said.
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has predicted that the outcome of the IAEA's investigation into the possible military dimensions (PMD) toTehran's nuclear program will be in his country's favor.
Commenting on a recent meeting between, Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi, on November 24, Salehi said that the talks were positive, Fars news agency reported Nov. 26.
He further speculated that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be implemented at the start of the coming year.
He also spoke about a recent agreement between Tehran and Kremlin regarding Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium and said the Islamic Republic will export some parts of its enriched uranium to Russia in exchange for yellowcake.
Under a deal clinched in July between Iran and the world powers, the nuclear sanctions imposed by the West on Tehran will be lifted in return for scaling down the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
According to the deal which is known as the JCPOA, Tehran is committed to reducing the number of its centrifuges.
The IAEA has been given the role of verifying Iran's commitments under the lasting nuclear deal.