TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Political pressure and resolutions against Iran are not the solutions to the issues between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran's nuclear chief said Wednesday.
"Political pressure and actions that undermine the process of agreement and negotiations will definitely be accompanied by (Iran's) reciprocal action," head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami made the remarks in response to a recent anti-Iran resolution passed by the IAEA's Board of Governors.
Eslami noted that the AEOI established new capacities for uranium enrichment in Natanz and Fordow nuclear facilities, and the whole operation is within the framework of the regulations of the IAEA, according to the official IRNA news agency.
"At Fordow, we started increasing the enrichment capacity from 20 percent to 60 percent and we will replace the first generation centrifuges with the new generation ones," he said, adding that "we also started a new capacity of injecting gas (into centrifuges) in Natanz."
Eslami stressed that inciting accusations is not a criterion and code of behavior to settle the issues, which requires the IAEA's professional behavior to implement the 2015 nuclear agreement.
"The United States, which withdrew from the 2015 document, not only did not fulfill its commitments, but also prevented others from fulfilling their commitments," he said, expressing the hope that Western parties to the deal adhere to their pledges without resorting to "the psychological warfare and creating political atmosphere."
The AEOI on Tuesday announced that it started to enrich uranium to 60-percent of purity at the underground Fordow nuclear plant located near the northern city of Qom, as part of its retaliatory measures against a recent anti-Iran resolution passed by the IAEA's Board of Governors.
The old centrifuges at Fordow are also being replaced with modern IR-6 ones, the AEOI added. Meanwhile, the 60-percent uranium enrichment continues at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, it noted.
Last week, IAEA's Board of Governors passed the resolution proposed by the United States, Britain, France, and Germany that called on Iran to cooperate with the agency's investigators regarding the alleged "traces of uranium" at a number of its "undeclared" sites, but Iran has rejected all the allegations. ■