Russia warns against ‘political hysteria’ over Iran nuclear program

MNA – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said there is no need to start a scandal over Iran’s nuclear program.

He noted, however, that both sides need to properly explain the situation, Sputnik quoted him as saying on Wednesday.

The statement comes after Iran prevented an IAEA inspector from entering one of its facilities since she had been carrying illegal objects to the compound besides the claim that a leaked IAEA report has detected “natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran.”

The Russian permanent envoy to the Vienna-based international organizations Mikhail Ulyanov also lashed out at hue and cry created over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (commonly called the nuclear deal) by some Western media outlets, saying such moves will harm the agreement.

“We are witnessing non-continuous efforts to damage the JCPOA from any possible way,” Ulyanov wrote in his tweeter account on Tuesday.

He further said, “The latest sample of such efforts is a distortion of a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).”

The IAEA announced in its fresh report that it will continue verification activities in Iran’s nuclear facilities.

On Monday, Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, said the new report of the IAEA on his country’s nuclear activities proved that Tehran had been abiding by the IAEA’s rules and offering full access to IAEA inspectors despite scaling down its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.