International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said Iran's nuclear program verification activities in accordance with agreements with Tehran had not made the desired progress, while Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stressed that his country had fully cooperated with the agency regarding its nuclear program.
Speaking at the opening of the 67th session of the IAEA's General Conference, which kicked off on Monday in Vienna, Grossi said only full cooperation from Iran could reassure the IAEA that its nuclear program was peaceful.
For his part, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami called on the IAEA to be professional and objective in dealing with his country's nuclear file.
In a speech at the IAEA conference in Vienna, Eslami said that his country's cooperation with the IAEA should not be subject to political agendas, noting that the sanctions imposed on Iran have failed.
Islamist accused Israel of continuing what he called its "terrorist threats" against scientists and nuclear projects in Iran.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in an interview with CNN that his country does not seek to acquire a nuclear weapon, stressing Tehran's full cooperation with the IAEA regarding its nuclear program.
Raisi stressed that Tehran's nuclear program is peaceful, noting that the IAEA is aware of this.
"From the very beginning, our goal was to cooperate with the IAEA, and it understands that we have cooperated with it fully and in several ways, and since the nuclear deal, the IAEA has stated 15 times that there are no deviations of any kind in Iran's nuclear activity, it is purely civilian and intended for peaceful purposes," the Iranian president said.
He pointed out that Tehran has repeatedly declared that the use of weapons of mass destruction has no place for it, and that it does not believe in it and we do not need it, and therefore prohibits its production and storage.
According to the Iranian president, cooperation with the IAEA was carried out in two ways, the first through the installation of cameras that permanently and continuously record all the interactions of Iranian nuclear centers, and the second through periodic inspections conducted by IAEA inspectors.
He stressed that Iran did not seek to enrich uranium to 60% from the beginning, adding that "America withdrew from the (nuclear) agreement, and the Europeans violated their commitments, and Iran alone fulfilled its obligations."