Iran to resume nuclear research activities
Iran on Sunday voiced readiness to resume nuclear research activities on Monday. According to Irna, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi made said "The Islamic Republic of Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it is ready to resume its nuclear research on Monday."
He conveyed seals of the sites where Iran is to conduct research work should be broken, adding, "We announced our readiness to start the work tomorrow (Monday). The IAEA should carry out parts of the work and then research will be resumed."
He noted "The IAEA inspectors are in Iran and they can adopt necessary measures in this regard."
Asked about reports that five nuclear powers (Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China) may take actions against Iran, the spokesman said he has heard news about such attempts by Washington. "It is not surprising for us to see the US provoking other countries against Iran."