Chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami looks down as he delivers a speech during the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, an annual meeting of all the IAEA member states, at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria on Sept 20, 2021. (JOE KLAMAR / AFP)
TEHRAN – Iran's nuclear chief said whether International Atomic Energy Agency would have access to camera images of the Iranian nuclear sites depends on the outcome of Vienna nuclear talks, official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday.
"We are ready to abide by a nuclear agreement (in Vienna) as long as the other parties abide by all the clauses of an agreement," Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was quoted as saying.
The decision to enrich uranium to 90 percent is within the authority of Iran
Mohammad Eslami, President, Atomic Energy Organization, Iran
Iran meanwhile will continue "peaceful" nuclear activities regardless of the outcome of a possible agreement in the Vienna negotiations, he added.
Referring to a recent IAEA report saying "undeclared" nuclear materials found at three sites in Iran have been unaccounted for, Eslami said Iran's answers to IAEA's questions have so far been “accurate”.
He criticized the UN nuclear watchdog for what he called its reliance on intelligence from Iran's "enemies."
About a possible anti-Iran resolution in the upcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, Eslami said the resolution will not create a new situation "and the IAEA must stop political tendencies inside the agency and abide by the law."
The decision to enrich uranium to 90 percent is within the authority of Iran, said the Iranian atomic chief.
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