IAEA Inspectors Arrive in Iran

A02382637.jpgTwo International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors arrived in Tehran on Saturday to pay visits to Iran’s nuclear facilities in Isfahan and Natanz. Despite vast propaganda by Western media, Tehran continues cooperation with IAEA and in the latest case two of the agency’s inspectors arrived here yesterday.

During their one-week mission, the two inspectors are due to visit Isfahan UCF plant and Natanz enrichment facility.

The visits of the IAEA inspectors fall within the safeguard agreement of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and are viewed as the Agency’s routine inspections of nuclear sites.

Iran’s nuclear activities are fully supervised by the IAEA inspectors and cameras, and Tehran is observing the rules and contents of the NPT Comprehensive Safeguard Agreement in full.

Despite intense propaganda by the US and some EU countries, the regular visits of the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to the Iranian nuclear sites and installations further illustrate Iran’s transparent cooperation with the IAEA.

In addition, all Iran’s nuclear activities are also supervised and recorded by the IAEA cameras installed in all Iranian nuclear sites and centers.

The UN nuclear watchdog Friday denied a report that Iran had blocked its inspectors from visiting a nuclear facility where it is enriching uranium (i.e. Natanz nuclear facility).

“There is no truth to media reports claiming that the IAEA was not able to get access to Natanz,” said International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman Marc Vidricaire.

“We have not been denied access at any time, including in the past few weeks. Normally we do not comment on such reports but this time we felt we had to clarify the matter,” he said.

“If we had a problem like that we would have to report to the (35-nation IAEA Governing) Board … That has not happened because this alleged event did not take place.”

Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA also denied the reports.

So far an unprecedented figure of over 3000 person/day inspections have been carried out of Iran’s nuclear facilities by the IAEA and all inspection reports, including those presented by the IAEA Director-General Mohammad ElBaradei to the UNSC and Board of Governors, are in confirmation of Iran’s continued adherence to the IAEA and NPT rules and regulations.

The Islamic Republic has always stressed its peaceful purposes in developing the nuclear technology, while it has also underlined that it would never give up even an iota of its right of access to nuclear technology.

Iran is among the only eight world countries which are equipped with the needed technology for producing a nuclear gas product called UF6.

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