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News ID: 4240
Publish Date: 8:18 - 25 May 2014
Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi described the International Atomic Energy Agency's Friday report on Iran's nuclear activities as "a step forward" in Iran-IAEA cooperation, and said it underlines Tehran's non-diversion and transparency.
"The report stresses that the safeguard activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are peaceful and include no diversion," Kamalvandi told FNA on Saturday.

He said that the IAEA report indicates that Iran has been committed to its undertakings within the framework of both the Geneva agreement inked by Tehran and the world powers in November and the joint statement issued by AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi and IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano in February.

"This report points to the Islamic Republic of Iran's good cooperation and the IAEA's satisfaction in the trend of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in settling past and present issues," Kamalvandi said.

The report is noticeable compared to the previous reports due to the fact that it reflects Iran's confidence-building measures and transparency well and therefore, it is considered as "a step forward" in the trend of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA, he added.

In his report on Friday, Amano voiced his satisfaction in the measures taken by Iran in the implementation of a 7-article agreement signed by Tehran and the UN body in February, and informed that the IAEA is analyzing information provided by Tehran.
The report has mentioned seven main developments in the relations between Iran and the IAEA.

In relation to the Framework for Cooperation, on 20 May 2014, Iran and the Agency reached agreement on five additional practical measures to be implemented by Iran in the next step by 25 August 2014, the report said.

According to the report, the IAEA has continued to undertake monitoring and verification of Iran's nuclear-related measures set out in the Joint Plan of Action.

The report says that since the joint plan of action took effect, Iran has not enriched UF6 above 5% U-235 at any of its declared facilities. As a result of dilution and conversion that has taken place over the same period, Iran’s stock of UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235 has decreased from 209.1 kg to 38.4 kg.

The report says that enrichment of UF6 up to 5% U-235 continues at a rate of production similar to that indicated in the Director General’s previous report. No additional IR-2m or IR-1 centrifuges have been installed at FEP, FFEP or PFEP (production area).

The amount of nuclear material that remains in the form of UF6 enriched up to 5% U-235 is 8475 kg.

The report says no additional major components have been installed at the IR-40 Reactor and there has been no manufacture and testing of fuel for the reactor.

The IAEA's report concludes that managed access continues to be provided to the Agency to centrifuge assembly workshops, centrifuge rotor production workshops and storage facilities.

On Wednesday, the AEOI and the IAEA issued a joint statement after the IAEA inspectors and AEOI officials ended their latest round of talks on cooperation between Tehran and the UN watchdog agency.

A team of IAEA inspectors, headed by Chief Inspector Tero Varjoranta, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday morning to discuss the steps already taken in the implementation of the 6-step agreement that the two sides held in November as well as a 7-article agreement that they signed a few months later. The IAEA and Iranian nuclear officials also discussed ways to continue cooperation.

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