Iran Countering A Dangerous Precedent in IAEA: Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna said the Islamic Republic is preventing a new dangerous precedent in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) whose purpose is to lend authenticity to fake reports from espionage services.
In comments in reaction to a recent IAEA report concerning the safeguards issues in Iran, Kazem Gharibabadi said on Wednesday, “Unfortunately, the US and the Israeli regime are once again trying to obstruct the active and constructive relations and cooperation between the IAEA and Iran by exerting pressure on the agency to force it to abandon its constitutional duties.”
He further stated that Iran is preventing a dangerous and unprincipled precedent from being made in the IAEA which is aimed at giving authenticity to fake reports of espionage agencies.
Gharibabadi made it clear that any request from the IAEA for additional verification or access on the basis of fake reports of the spy agencies, including the Zionist regime’s spy services, not only will be in contradiction to the IAEA’s founding documents and to the verification system, but also do not commit Iran to agreeing to those requests.
“If countries do not take fundamental measures against these plots, their national sovereignty will be undermined,” he warned.