N. Activities Continue on Schedule

A00150999.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Deputy Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi here on Sunday said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is continuing its nuclear activities according to schedule.

Speaking to reporters in a press conference also attended by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani and Russia’s National Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov, Saeedi asserted, “If we begin to install the 3000 centrifuges, we will publicly announce the news.”

Asked about inspection of Iran’s nuclear sites, he said that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors can inspect the country’s nuclear facilities, including Isfahan UCF plant where nuclear materials are produced, every 15 to 30 days.

“But now inspections are carried out every 15 days,” he remarked.

“On the whole, inspectors pay 12 to 13 visits to our nuclear sites each year and any increase in the number of visits should take place on the basis of mutual agreements,” Saeedi added.

Asked if any change would occur in Russia’s program for dispatching nuclear fuel to Bushehr nuclear power plant, specially considering UN Security Council Resolution 1737, he reminded that the case with Bushehr has been omitted from the resolution.

The nuclear official further dismissed any change in Iran’s stances on the enrichment of uranium and stressed that Tehran would continue enrichment activities.

Asked if Iran’s nuclear issue is interrelated with the issues of Iraq and Lebanon, Saeedi said, “These are the Americans who intermingle everything. From our point of view, these are completely independent issues.”

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