Iran warns agianst any illegal pressure on IAEA

IRNA – Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency ‘IAEA’ warned on Thursday that the recent visit made by the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley to Vienna and her meeting with IAEA’s officials might leave detrimental consequences which might exert illegal pressure to IAEA.

According to IRNA, Iran’s permanent mission while warning the aftermath of such illegal pressure to IAEA, said as it was mentioned in the letter addressed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, goals and results of the said trip runs counter to JCPOA and UNSC resolution 2231 on role of the IAEA and its pledges in safeguarding its independence and protecting sensitive classified information which will be put at the disposal of the IAEA.

The statement which was released by the Iranian mission underlines that the Islamic Republic of Iran is abiding by its duties and responsibilities in dealing with the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, IAEA Safeguard Agreements, JCPOA as well as additional protocol and under no circumstances let misuse of these rules and regulations for ill-wishing political means of a specific country and reserve the rights to remind all parties to remain committed to their pledges with regards to JCPOA.

The new claim made by the US administration that the authenticity of the IAEA reports will be to the extent that Iran lets inspectors find access to its sites which is quite odd and wrong but will put all reports as well as credibility of the IAEA with regards to all countries at risk, it said.

This claim tries to imply that the IAEA and its reports are not trustworthy and it seems that all these allegations have roots in the lack of information and inexperience of the new US political team, it said.

The US concern on Iran’s failure in carrying out its duties with regards to sound implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the reports issued by IAEA underlining Iran’s commitment to JCPOA indicates that the US failed policy which tries to instigate Iranophobia is doomed to failure, the statement said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran expects that the IAEA director general and its inspectors and experts to remain committed to their professional code of conduct in carrying out their missions in dealing with JCPOA, the statement concluded.