Soltanieh to Amano: IAEA report influenced by SC wording

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (MNA) – The Iranian ambassador to the Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog submitted a letter to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday, saying the report about Iran’s nuclear program has duplicated certain parts of UN Security Council Resolution 1929.

Following is an excerpt of Ali Asghar Soltanieh’s letter to Amano:

Although the latest International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran’s nuclear program, which was submitted to the agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors on September 6, declared that there was no diversion in Iran’s nuclear activities, it appears that the report was influenced by outside pressure.

The report contained a plethora of details about the technical aspects of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, which is a breach of the confidentiality of sensitive information about the nuclear activities of member states.

The report on the detailed technical aspects of Iran’s nuclear activities shows that the IAEA had complete access to all of Iran’s nuclear facilities and materials, and thus the claim that Iran has not fully cooperated with the agency is unfounded.

In the report, there were a number of demands that exceeded the provisions of the comprehensive safeguards agreements of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Based on the IAEA Statute and the safeguards agreement, the Islamic Republic of Iran clarified why the United Nations Security Council resolutions against Iran are illegal and unjustified. The case of Iran’s nuclear program was unlawfully referred to the UN Security Council, and the council adopted an inappropriate approach, issuing politically motivated, illegal, and unjust resolutions against Iran.

The report duplicated certain parts of Security Council Resolution 1929 in an unprecedented manner. This is not an appropriate way for an independent professional agency to present its reports and (thus) to play political games with certain countries.

Based on the modality plan on resolving the “remaining issues” about Iran’s nuclear activities, the issue of “alleged studies” was dismissed as a remaining issue. The IAEA did not allude to the former IAEA director general’s report on Iran’s nuclear program, which indicated that the alleged studies documents were forgeries and that no nuclear devices and materials mentioned in those studies had been found.

It is unfortunate that despite numerous comprehensive explanations delivered prior to the report, your report did not mention information that your predecessor included in his reports. Thus it was an unjust report.

HJ/PA/HG
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MNA

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