AEOI Chief: There Are No Undeclared Nuclear Sites Or Activities In Iran

Iran’s nuclear chief has again dismissed claims about the existence of “undeclared” nuclear facilities or activities in the Islamic Republic, saying the claims are part of a propaganda campaign against the country.

Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency (AEOI) head Mohammad Eslami told reporters during a ministerial meeting in Tehran on Wednesday that accusations of Iran’s nuclear program were “counter-revolutionary elements” abroad.

Nevertheless, Iran is cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to address the allegations, he added.

Eslami added that such allegations are not new and have been fabricated for 20 years, and that in fact the 2015 nuclear deal should have put an end to the litigation of these allegations.

Those claims are being renewed now that the West has abandoned the nuclear deal and is seeking a return to it, the top nuclear official said.

“We declare that there have been no undeclared activities or undeclared locations in the Islamic Republic of Iran. These are statements of the agency itself,” Eslami said.

Iran and the IAEA have been embroiled in a dispute over what the latter claims are nuclear activities at Iran’s “undeclared sites.”

Tehran rejects allegations that it is under the influence of Israel and its allies.

The dispute is a major obstacle to negotiations over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

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