New Iranian envoy calls for closer nuclear coop. with IAEA

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) – Newly-appointed Iranian envoy Gharibabadi called for closer technical nuclear cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a meeting with the nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano.

Kazem Gharibabadi, the new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), met and held talks with the nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano in Vienna on Monday.

While presenting his credentials, the Iranian envoy highlighted the need for expansion of technical nuclear cooperation for peaceful purposes with the IAEA, and called for further talks on nuclear safety issues and IAEA safeguards.

Gharibabadi then stressed that the US pullout from the nuclear deal was a blatant violation of international law and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, adding “the JCPOA is not a one-way road, and its survival hinges on the implementation of commitments by all sides.”

He noted Iran’s compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA as confirmed by the IAEA in all of its eleven reports, and highlighted the importance of the Agency’s independent, professional and impartial role.

The nuclear watchdog chief, for his part, deemed Iran one of the key members of the IAEA, saying the process of cooperation between the two sides has improved in the past few years.

Amano further stressed that the IAEA, as a specialized and technical body, has always made efforts to carry out its duties in a concrete, impartial and professional manner.

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