Iran Blasts IAEA Resolution as Unconstructive, Wrong Move

The Iranian foreign ministry in a statement rapped the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors' resolution against the country as a political, unconstructive and wrong move.

The statement issued on Wednesday warned that the move will yield no results but weakening the country’s cooperation with the agency.

It added that the resolution had been prepared following a hasty and unbalanced report by the IAEA director general and based on fabricated information provided by the Zionist regime.

The Islamic Republic of Iran slams the resolution drafted by the US, Britain, France, and Germany as a wrong, political and unconstructive move, the statement said. 

It further said that Iran, based on an agreement announced on March 5, 2022, has shown its goodwill in cooperation with the IAEA by presenting precise technical data.

The statement noted that the Agency was expected to adopt an independent, impartial, and professional stance in order to take a realistic and constructive measure over the safeguards issues which, as admitted by the IAEA itself, had no proliferation concern, adding that it seems that some parties have forgotten that the past issues had been closed once and for all by the Board of Governors on December 15, 2015.

The foreign ministry statement also referred to Iran’s constructive cooperation with the IAEA over the past years, stressing that the country possesses one of the most transparent peaceful nuclear energy programs among the IAEA member states.

As announced before, the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken reciprocal steps in response to the IAEA’s unconstructive stance. Installing advanced centrifuges and deactivating ultra-safeguards agreement cameras are part of those steps, the statement said.

Iran announced on Wednesday that it has removed two IAEA cameras which had been installed beyond the country's undertakings under the safeguards agreement after the UN Agency's chief started escalating tensions against Tehran.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) made the announcement, saying that the UN atomic body has not appreciated Iran's good-will gesture and has instead viewed Tehran’s voluntary move as part of its undertakings.

The AEOI noted that for these reasons, it orders the Online Enrichment Monitor and the flow meter to be taken offline.

It however noted that 80 percent of the IAEA’s surveillance cameras are within Iran’s undertakings under the safeguards agreement and will remain in place to continue operation.

The decision was taken amid a meeting of the IAEA’s Board of Governors in which a resolution was adopted against Iran, following a trip by IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi to the Israeli-occupied territories.

Iran has previously cautioned the IAEA against allowing the Israeli regime—which is leading a constant bid aimed at incriminating Iran’s nuclear work—against allowing Tel Aviv to influence the agency’s independent mandate and decision-making.

The Israeli regime continues to be the sole possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East region, with a stockpile of hundreds of atomic warheads. Due to the cover provided by the US and Europeans, however, the regime has always refused to open up its nuclear sites to IAEA inspectors and also refused to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned on Sunday that those who support or sponsor adoption of a resolution against Iran at the IAEA will account for its consequences.

“Those who push for anti-Iran resolution at IAEA will be responsible for all the consequences,” Amir Abdollahian wrote on his twitter page.

“We welcome a good, strong and lasting agreement,” he added.

“It's within reach if US/E3 (Washington and the European trio) are realistic,” Amir Abdollahian said.

Iran has also repeatedly cautioned in the past that adoption of an anti-Iranian resolution was counterproductive to ongoing talks aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Source: Fars News Agency

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