Iran to hold first international nuclear conference in two months

Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country will hold its first international nuclear energy conference in two months.

“We are holding the first nuclear conference in the second Persian calendar month of Ordibehesht (April20-May20),” Mohammad Eslami told reporters on Wednesday.

“We have invited 130 of the world’s prominent nuclear researchers to the event, and more than 30 percent of them have announced their readiness to attend it.”

In recent years, Iran has made remarkable progress in the nuclear industry despite the Western threats and sanctions regime. Tehran has always reiterated that its nuclear program is only meant for peaceful purposes.

Eslami also noted that Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi had expressed his willingness to visit Tehran and that such a trip in on his agenda.

“Iran's interactions with the IAEA continue as normal and discussions are held to resolve ambiguities and develop cooperation," he added.

Eslmai further said that the IAEA sends a report on Iran’s nuclear activities to the Board of Governors and the United Nations Security Council every three and six months, respectively.

Iran and the IAEA are in a dispute triggered by the agency’s Israeli-influenced accusations, which were leveled against Tehran’s peaceful nuclear activities. The UN atomic agency insisted on investigating what it claims to be “uranium traces” found at “undeclared nuclear sites” in Iran.

The row turned into a sticking point in the talks aimed at reviving the US-abandoned 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Eslmai assert that Iran’s nuclear measures are in line with the JCPOA's Articles 26 and 36 amid the non-compliance of other parties to their commitments under the deal.

The measures, he emphasized, also abide by the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, which was adopted by the Iranian Parliament in December 2020. 

The law was approved to counter illegal sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States and its Western allies.

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