IAEA BoG resolution completely planned, political action

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the anti-Iranian resolution issued at the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency was a completely political and planned action.

Khatibzadeh at a weekly press conference on Monday pointed to the adoption of a resolution accusing Iran of not cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog, saying that the resolution has disrupted the path of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA.

Referring to a joint statement agreed between Iran and the IAEA on March 6, he said that "the abrupt change in the IAEA chief’s tone, his manner of negotiations, and his discourse when he addressed the European Parliament clearly shows that he was acting on the orders of an outside player." 

"Certainly, we could not leave this non-technical political action unanswered. Our actions were decisive and proportionate," he added.

Referring to the Grossi's trip to Tel Aviv, Khatibzadeh said that it is unfortunate that the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has granted the unlawful regime of Israel permission to make a mockery of the international organization through its agents, and erode its credibility.

He said despite the fact that the IAEA is required to remain impartial, the nuclear body’s director-general traveled to Israel, which has not accepted any nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

He added that Grossi has “made a trip to a wrong place and at the wrong time” and that he has “met with wrong people and dealt a heavy blow to the agency’s credibility.”

"We have given the answer and we hope that the procedure will be corrected," he continued.

Referring to Grossi's interview with one of the media outlets yesterday and making wrong statements about the Iranian economy, Khatibzadeh emphasized that Grossi should reconsider and pay attention to not making statements beyond his duties.

He went on to say that Iran has stopped its voluntary actions and all the surveillance cameras are in place, adding that the agency should focus on parties that are not members of the NPT.

Regarding Grossi's readiness to visit Tehran, the foreign ministry spokesman also stated, "Our relations with the agency will continue within its technical framework."

Elsewhere in his remark, Khatibzadeh announced that the President and parliament speaker of Turkmenistan, as well as the Russian foreign minister, will pay a visit to Iran in near future.

He also added that the Pakistani foreign minister will visit Iran tomorrow

Khatibzadeh also stated that the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is scheduled to pay a visit to Africa.

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