Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami (undated)

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami

Iran’s Nuclear Chief Reiterates Technical Issues In Vienna Talks Are Finalized

4/20/2022

Iran’s nuclear chief says technical issues in the Vienna talks have been finalized and the remaining issues are political and related to the foreign ministry.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami said on Wednesday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) raised some concerns about the country’s nuclear program in reports published during the past four years, but all such issues are resolved now.

He claimed that those reports were mostly based on allegations by Israel and some opposition groups against the Islamic Republic.

Eslami said that Iran and the IAEA handled their relations in accordance with Safeguard Agreement regulations and will continue their routine interactions.

Earlier in April, Eslami said Iran had sent documents related to outstanding issues to the UN nuclear watchdog.

He added that the nuclear sites and centers that were damaged in recent years, including Arak heavy water reactor, have been overhauled and are now operating as usual in accordance with the Strategic Action Plan for the Lifting of Sanctions, which was passed by the parliament in late 2020.

Eslami’s claims have not been independently verified. The IAEA also has not confirmed that outstanding issues with Iran have been resolved.

Eleven months of indirect talks between Iran and the United States to restore its 2015 nuclear agreement, (JCPOA), have stalled as Iran has demanded the removal the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) from the US list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

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