TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mikhail Ulyanov said Iran’s recent decision to activate its advanced centrifuges “should not be over-dramatized”, adding that balance within the 2015 Iran nuclear deal must be restored.
“Decision of #Iran to use more advanced centrifuges shouldn’t be over-dramatized. Yes, it’s another deviation from #JCPOA, but new activities will remain verifiable by #IAEA and reversible. No proliferation threat. Just a strong signal that balance within the JCPOA must be restored,” Ulyanov tweeted on Saturday.
As a third step in Iran’s reduction of commitments under the deal, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday it had activated 20 IR-4 and 20 IR-6 centrifuges for research and development purposes.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said it was aware of the reports “related to Iran’s centrifuge research and development.”
The Vienna-based agency said its “inspectors are on the ground in Iran and they will report any relevant activities to IAEA headquarters.”