Iran has capability but not intention to build an atomic bomb

IISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (Alliance News): The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Eslami, has said that Iran has the technical capability to develop an atomic bomb, but has no intention of doing so.

According to foreign media report, in a report of Iran’s semi-official news agency “Fars”, it is stated that Mohammad Eslami, the senior adviser of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Kamal Kharazi, in July. He repeated the statement.

Advisor Kamal Kharazi’s statement was taken to imply that the Islamic Republic of Iran is interested in developing nuclear weapons, while Iran has long denied that it is not developing nuclear weapons.

Mohammad Islami reiterated the words of adviser Kamal Kharazi and said that “as Kamal Kharazi mentioned that Iran has the technical ability to make nuclear bombs, but this program is not included in their agenda”.

According to the report, Iran has already enriched uranium to 60 percent nuclear purity, which is many times higher than the 3.67 percent stipulated under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, while 90 percent of the uranium is suitable for making a nuclear bomb. .

In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, under which Iran stopped enriching uranium in exchange for easing international economic sanctions.

On Sunday, the top nuclear negotiator responded to a proposal by the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, aimed at saving the nuclear deal and including a desire for a swift conclusion to the talks.

The EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said he had drawn up a new draft to revive the deal.

After exchanging messages and reviewing the draft last week, it is likely that we will be able to reach a conclusion on the timing of a new round of nuclear talks in the near future, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said.

Earlier, Tehran and US President Joe Biden’s administration agreed on a broad draft of the deal, which was revived in March after 11 months of negotiations in Vienna.

US President Joe Biden could not promise this because the nuclear deal is a non-binding political matter, not a legally binding agreement.


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