Iran’s Ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations Kazem Gharibabadi has criticized the neutrality of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Gharibabadi delivered a speech to the Governing Council, outlining the Islamic Republic of Iran’s stances on the agency’s director general’s report on some safeguards issues.
The agency’s silence on the threat of the Zionist regime’s nuclear weapons program and acts sabotage of Iran’s nuclear facilities calls into question the agency’s credibility and neutrality and creates a political organization about it, he underlined.
It is unacceptable that over the past decade, the Iranian nuclear issue continues to be raised here at the agency occasionally based on unfounded claims, he said, adding that while there is not a single piece of evidence that nuclear material has strayed toward non-peaceful purposes.
Such claims are aimed at creating a political situation and polarization within the agency, threatening its integrity and technical missions in accordance with its statutes, he further noted.
Before it is too late, he said, noting this unjustifiable and useless game in the agency should be avoided.
Whereas Iran entered into practical and constructive interactions and working relationships with the agency and tried in good faith to address alleged questions about a number of non-urgent issues of the past, he stated, adding that unfortunately, the Agency Secretariat has adopted a counterproductive approach at the expense of distorting its credibility.
Source: Iranian Agencies