"Iran has given no word to halt its nuclear research and development activities,” asserted Kamalvandi speaking at the Tehran press fair on Sunday, according to Fars news agency.
Rejecting claims that Iran has violated its deal by the injection of the IR5 gas to its centrifuges he said "Doing so, Iran has violated neither its safeguard obligations nor the joint plan of action which was reached last year in Geneva; since Iran can inject gas not only to one machine, but in the falls for a number of times and so continue its research and development program without violating the agreements.”
Elsewhere, he said that Iran has no problem to provide clear answer to all questions within the framework of its commitments but Iran should not be expected to provide any explanation outside its obligations, Tehran Times reports.
On Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency issued a new report on Iran’s nuclear program entitled "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
Kamalvandi said, "While Iran is holding talks with the six major powers … and uranium enrichment has been entitled as Iran’s right, the agency director general’s call that Iran’s uranium enrichment should be stopped is very odd.”