TEHRAN – Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi says that he has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to provide Iran with information about Israel’s nuclear facilities.
“During today’s meeting, I told Amano to allow (Iran) to defend its achievements on an equal footing (with Israel) in view of the situation in the region and the danger that exists for Iran,” Abbasi told reporters after a meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on the sidelines of the 56th IAEA General Conference at the UN headquarters in Vienna on Monday.
He also said that he asked the IAEA director not to publicly disclose information about Iran’s nuclear program and facilities. “I advised the director general to also provide us with (information about) geographical coordinates and the number of nuclear facilities of the Zionist regime, which is an enemy of Iran, so that the two sides would be on an equal footing to (take action).”
In addition, Abbasi criticized the IAEA for releasing reports that provide saboteurs with information about Iran’s nuclear facilities, which help them plan acts of sabotage to hinder Iran’s nuclear program.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the official said that Iran’s nuclear program is focused on uranium enrichment to a purity level of less than five percent.
He also said that Iran will continue producing 20 percent enriched uranium to meet the needs of its research reactors, adding that the country has no intention to enrich uranium to a purity level of higher than 20 percent.
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