IAEA report on Iran ‘unbalanced’: ambassador

TEHRAN, Feb. 29 (MNA) – Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that the agency’s most recent report on Tehran’s nuclear program is “unbalanced”.

Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh made the remark in an interview with IRNA after a closed-door meeting of ambassadors to the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on Wednesday, in which IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s latest report on Iran’s nuclear program, which was issued on February 24, was discussed.

Herman Nackaerts, the IAEA deputy director and the head of the IAEA Department of Safeguards, who visited Iran from January 29 to 31 and February 21 to 22, also attended the meeting.

Soltanieh said, “In the meeting, I emphasized that the director general’s report is not balanced and certain points, including the agreements made during the two recent rounds of negotiations between Iran and the agency have not been stated properly.”

“I also warned certain members of the Board of Governors to stop ruining the atmosphere of Iran’s cooperation with the agency,” he added.

The Iranian ambassador also said that the country will not halt the uranium enrichment component of its nuclear program and will continue to carry out its activities under the supervision of the agency.

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