The International Atomic Energy Agency had been notified in advance of Iran’s decision to transfer its centrifuge machines to a safe location after an act of sabotage at TESA Karaj Complex, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said Iran, a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has transferred its centrifuge machines to a safe location with the full knowledge of the UN nuclear agency.
“Under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, we are allowed to take whatever measure under the agency’s (IAEA’s) supervision within the framework of our needs,” the spokesman added.
He emphasized that Iran presses on with its plans according to the requirements of its peaceful nuclear program.
Last week, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) told Al-Alam TV in an interview that Iran has transferred its centrifuge machines to a safe location nearly one year after an act of sabotage at TESA Karaj Complex, a centrifuge component manufacturing workshop near Tehran, damaged cameras at the site.
He added that Iran has plans to develop and manufacture centrifuge machines and to boost their security.
In a statement on January 31, the IAEA said Iran has informed the agency that it will move the production of centrifuge rotor tubes and bellows from TESA Karaj Complex to the central city of Isfahan.
The IAEA confirmed that Iran has informed the agency that it can adjust its surveillance and monitoring measures accordingly, noting that the production of centrifuge rotor tubes and bellows at TESA Karaj Complex has been ceased.