Iran to inform IAEA on timetable for inspections

Published September 29th, 2009 - 10:33 GMT

Iran said it will soon inform the International Atomic Energy Agency of a timetable for inspection of its recently-announced nuclear facility in Qom. Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi conveyed the news in an interview with Press TV late on Monday.


Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the new facility will produce enriched uranium of up to 5 percent, consistent with its nuclear energy program. According to Salehi, the plant is under construction within the framework of the IAEA regulations. He added "Iran has taken all the precautionary steps to safeguard its nuclear facilities."


The Iranian nuclear official noted the attacks and accusations leveled by the United States and its Western allies during last week's summit of the G-20 in Pittsburgh were pre-planned. He also accused the major powers of politicizing Iran's nuclear activities.


He, however, branded accusations of enriching uranium at its second enrichment site for military purposes as 'baseless'.


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