Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the countries that are pushing for the adoption of an anti-Iranian resolution by the United Nations nuclear watchdog will be responsible for all the consequences.
“Exchanged views w/ @JosepBorrellF abt Vienna talks on removing sanctions & how to proceed,” Amir-Abdollahian wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
“Those who push for anti-Iran resolution at IAEA will be responsible for all the consequences,” he said.
“We welcome a good, strong & lasting agreement,” Amir-Abdollahian said. “It’s within reach if US/E3 (Washington and the European trio) are realistic,” he added.
His remarks came a day before a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors. The event is reportedly set to adopt an anti-Iran resolution, drafted by Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, to accuse the Islamic Republic of withholding cooperation with the agency.
The expected adoption of the resolution also comes following a trip by the IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi to the Israeli-occupied territories.
Iran has previously cautioned the IAEA against allowing the Israeli regime—which is leading a constant bid aimed at incriminating Iran’s nuclear work—against allowing Tel Aviv to influence the agency’s independent mandate and decision-making.
The Israeli regime continues to be the sole possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East region, with a stockpile of hundreds of atomic warheads. Due to the cover provided by the US and Europeans, however, the regime has always refused to open up its nuclear sites to IAEA inspectors and also refused to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Iran has also repeatedly cautioned in the past that the adoption of an anti-Iranian resolution was counterproductive to ongoing talks aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.