Iran’s permanent representative to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) slammed as ‘unconstructive’ positions adopted by the organization’s director general on the nuclear deal.
Kazem Gharibabadi reacted to the recent remarks of the IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi, who linked the future of deal to the transparency of the ‘undeclared uranium’ claim in Iran and reiterated that continuation of adopting positions.
“Such consecutive interviews only further undermine the IAEA’s credibility with Iran and create serious obstacle ahead of success of any of IAEA Director-General’s subsequent initiatives, based on interaction and goodwill,” the Iranian envoy said, as quoted by Mehr news agency.
Gharibabadi went on to say that the 2015 accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), faces many problems and complexities and there is no need to complicate it with such strange positions.
“The issues are interrelated with each other and Islamic Republic of Iran will adjust its steps and interactions with the Agency and the Director General with taking the other issues into consideration,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, he stressed that Iran continues to be transparent and cooperative under its ‘safeguards’ obligations.
“Do not use the claims of more than two decades ago as a cover to justify your deliberate failure to address important pervasive problems such as nuclear situation of the Israeli regime!”
In an interview with Newsweek, IAEA’s Grossi had said that detailed and technical discussions are needed to determine the location of undeclared uranium in Iran and this is entirely related to the future of the nuclear deal.
Source: Iranian media