Iran Ceases All Commitments beyond Safeguards Agreement: MP
- June, 18, 2022 - 13:30
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian lawmaker said the country has withdrawn from all commitments beyond the Safeguards Agreement in response to an anti-Iran resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors.
Speaking to Tasnim on Saturday, member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Abolfazl Amoee deplored the UN nuclear agency’s anti-Iran resolution.
He also warned that the continuation of politically-motivated reports from the UN nuclear watchdog against Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities will trigger proportionally harsher responses from Tehran.
In reaction to the IAEA’s recent move, Iran has given up cooperation beyond the Safeguards Agreement, the MP said, adding that a total of 27 surveillance cameras recording data beyond the Safeguards Agreement in the country have been deactivated.
“At present, the Parliament supports the administration’s move to reduce ultra-Safeguards cooperation and expand the (uranium) enrichment capacity by utilizing the new generation of centrifuges,” Amoee stated.
In a statement on June 8, the AEOI said the IAEA’s surveillance cameras recording data beyond the Safeguards Agreement in the country have been deactivated.
The statement said while Tehran has extensively cooperated with the UN nuclear agency, the IAEA has unfortunately ignored the fact that such cooperation signifies Iran’s goodwill, has been ungrateful for the cooperation, and has considered it as a duty of Iran.