Iran suspects 3 countries for leaking confidential info on N-program

TEHRAN, Jul. 31 (MNA) – Following the IAEA’s denial of having leaked confidential information about Iran’s nuclear program, the AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Tehran suspects three countries for the leak.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said Saturday that the UN atomic watchdog in a statement on Friday has ‘strongly disagreed with and rejected any statement implying that the Agency has leaked information related to Iran’s initial declaration of its Additional Protocol’.

On July 24, Kamalvandi said Iran would submit a note of protest to the IAEA over the leakage of a classified document on the country’s nuclear program that was cited in a report by the Associated Press on July 18.

“We suspect three countries complicit in the leakage,” Kamalvandi added. “Of course, we are not concerned if the whole documents would be one day disclosed, but they should not be given over to foreign media so quickly.”

“Iran-IAEA cooperation document which is about Islamic Republic's nuclear program is highly confidential and in possession of our Supreme National Security Council and related organizations are informed about it,” Kamalvandi said, adding “if the Security Council deems fit, the document will be also made available to the members of the parliament.”

The AEOI official noted that Iran is advancing its nuclear program along the path of an unfair international system, adding “of course, if it were not for the Agency in the past 60 years, many countries had been now in possession of nuclear weapons.”

“Regrettably though, the IAEA is sometimes under the influence of major powers due to certain political reasons,” Kamalvandi said, while pointing out that the Israeli regime has not yet disclosed the number of atomic bombs in its possession.

Elsewhere, Kamalvandi maintained that the Americans have purchased Iran’s heavy water, adding “the heavy water sold to the US had 98% enrichment, but the new design of our reactor will allow us to increase the grade of purity up to 99.95 per cent.”

He further maintained that the other side’s politicized moves in warning major companies against having trade transactions with Iran are in violation of the JCPOA. 

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