Iran’s FM urges IAEA to remain impartial, professional

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to stick to the principles of impartiality and professionalism in its interaction with the member states.

Zarif and the visiting director general of the UN nuclear agency, Rafael Grossi, held a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.

In the talks, Zarif underlined that the cooperation between Tehran and the IAEA has always been based on international commitments and within technical and professional frameworks.

“As the IAEA has repeatedly stressed, Iran and the Agency have the utmost cooperation over Safeguards, and this path can continue within the same framework,” Zarif said.

He also expressed hope that once the existing disputes are resolved based on mutual trust, the two sides’ cooperation would continue within the IAEA Safeguards and based on good faithaccording to the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Grossi, for his part, stressed that the IAEA will fulfill its duties based on the principles of impartiality and professionalism and merely within the framework of technical considerations.

He also noted that the cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in the past has been in the interests of both sides, and once certain problems are resolved, the two sides can continue their collaborations.

Grossi arrived in Tehran on Monday and held a meeting with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Tuesday.