Iran’s envoy slams IAEA chief’s unconstructive remarks on JCPOA

Iran’s envoy to international organizations in Vienna on Wednesday rebuked, non-constructive remarks by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency about the 2015 nuclear deal, saying such statements closes the way for interaction and mutual goodwill.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kazem Gharibabadi slammed Rafael Grossi for his dismissive claim about the Iran having undeclared uranium.

The ambassador said interviews about such issues will damage IAEA credibility in Iran and close window of success in IAEA next initiatives [to be undertaken] based on interaction and goodwill.

The JCPOA has been facing problems, so there is no need to make it more complicated by strange remarks, the ambassador noted.

Iran has transparent activities still under the IAEA Safeguards Agreement, he noted.

US withdrew unilaterally from the Iran Deal, aka JCPOA, in May 2018 and imposed the highest level of sanctions against Iran.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has termed the US maximum pressure policy against Iran as economic terrorism.