ID : N-1900 Date : 2018/06/05 - 16:49
(Persia Digest) – The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) has said that the infrastructure for a few thousand SWUs is ready within the framework of the JCPOA.
Following the orders of the Supreme Leader issued yesterday, Ali-Akbar Salehi added: “We took measures to keep a much better position than we had prior to the JCPOA if it was abrogated. Therefore, we began our vast infrastructural activities in the 11th government within the framework of our obligations and monitoring.”
Salehi continued: “For example, the Natanz power plant is ready for several hundred thousand SWUs which did not exist before the JCPOA.
He went on to say: “Another achievement in Natanz within the framework of our monitoring, which we did not announce publicly, was developing advanced centrifuges. The installations were also readied, but we did not use them. As ordered by the Supreme Leader and the President, these installations will be completed within the next few months.”
Salehi stated: “We delivered a letter to the IAEA regarding the start of our activities and proceeded to take the first steps.”
He said: “We have lost no time. If the JCPOA collapses, things will change. The AEOI is ready for all probable scenarios.”
He reiterated: “Steps taken by the AEOI do not abrogate the JCPOA. We said we would get the infrastructures ready. Our obligations to the IAEA’s monitoring within our obligations remain intact.”
Salehi reminded: “This is not an indication that our talks with the EU have fallen through.”
Persia Digest reports that, following the announcement by Salehi, the spokesperson for the EU external affairs chief announced that they are studying the announcement today by the AEOI chief and made no further comments.
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