Iranian Foreign Ministry Defends AEOI’s Reaction to IAEA Policy Approach

Speaking to reporters at a weekly press conference on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh deplored the anti-Iranian resolution issued by the Board of Governors of the International Security Agency. atomic energy as a “completely political and preconceived” decision that hinders the course of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA.

Regarding the recent visit of IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi to Tel Aviv and the change in tone of his remarks, the spokesperson said that such a change reveals that the IAEA has received orders from a certain center.

“Certainly, we could not leave such a political and non-technical IAEA measure unaddressed and (therefore) took our own action,” he noted.

Welcoming Tehran’s decisive and proportionate response to the IAEA, Khatibzadeh said the IAEA director general should be concerned about the impartiality and independence of his organization.

It is a pity that Grossi allowed the law-breaking Zionist regime to mock the structures of the IAEA, he added.

In a June 8 statement, the AEOI said IAEA surveillance cameras recording data beyond the safeguards agreement in the country had been disabled.

According to the statement, although Tehran has cooperated extensively with the UN nuclear agency, the IAEA has unfortunately ignored the fact that such cooperation signifies Iran’s goodwill, has been ungrateful for the cooperation and the considered a duty of Iran.

Last week, Khatibzadeh criticized the IAEA chief’s visit to Tel Aviv ahead of a meeting of the Board of Governors, warning of a “further erosion” of the UN agency’s credibility.

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