March 25
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Mohammad Eslami, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspector Rafael Grossi, who drew the wrong conclusion about Iran's Fordow nuclear facility, has realized his mistake after misinforming the UN nuclear agency, Tasnim reported.

Eslami attended the 53rd Iran Nuclear Achievement Exhibition in Tehran on Thursday.

Speaking at the opening of the event, the Iranian nuclear chief rejected Western accusations against Iran's peaceful nuclear program and activities.

Eslami also lamented the IAEA's wrong stance and the erroneous report on operations at Iran's Fordow nuclear facility.

In addition to the fact that IAEA reports are not immediately published by the media about any country other than Iran, an IAEA inspector drew the wrong conclusion after visiting the Fordow nuclear facility and immediately forwarded the report to the UN nuclear agency, he said.

"We immediately provided an explanation, a video of which is available and can be presented. These explanations were distributed the same day, and the (International Atomic Energy Organization) Agency Inspector realized his mistake," Eslami said.

IAEA head Rafael Grossi said last week that he intended to travel to Tehran in February for a much-needed dialogue on Iran's cooperation with the UN nuclear agency and to discuss outstanding issues.

Eslami stressed that any visit by the IAEA head to Iran must have a specific purpose.

"The trip needs preparation and content, and the goals and schedule of the trip should be defined," Eslami said.

He reiterated that Iran is committed to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal and as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), as evidenced by numerous inspections of its nuclear facilities by UN agency inspectors.

Earlier, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated in its confidential report that Iran is enriching uranium to 60 percent purity at its Fordow nuclear facility.

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