(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 20. Iran does not
consider the International Atomic Energy Agency's information about
Iran's enriched uranium stockpile that appeared in the media, to be
constructive, spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nasser Kanaani said at the press conference in Tehran on November
20, Trend reports.
Iran has criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) for 'leaking information' about its 60 percent enriched
uranium stockpile, as Kanaani said at a recent press
Media reports cited the IAEA as saying that Iran's 60 percent
enriched uranium reserves had increased from 6.7 kg to 128 kg.
Kanaani said that such allegations against Iran's peaceful
nuclear program were made based on ulterior motives.
He stressed that Iran's peaceful nuclear activities were based
on cooperation with the IAEA and within the framework of the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. He added that this cooperation
Iran's nuclear program was the subject of the JCPOA, a deal
signed by Iran and the P5+1 group (US, Russia, China, UK, France,
and Germany) on January 16, 2016. However, on May 8, 2018, the US
withdrew from the JCPOA and imposed new sanctions on Iran as of
Iran claims that its nuclear program is only for peaceful
purposes, but the IAEA has reported that Iran has increased its
highly enriched uranium by 27 percent in the last three months and
now has 4,745 kilograms of enriched uranium. This is 15 times more
than the amount allowed for Iran in the JCPOA.
Iran has been trying to resume talks with the other parties on
its nuclear issue and revive the JCPOA. The main goals of Iran are
to end the sanctions imposed by the US and Western countries,
access funds frozen abroad, and resume its crude oil exports.
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