The IAEA Board of Governors issued a resolution on Iran, which Russia and China voted against, said Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov.
“The IAEA BoG adopted a resolution on Iran sponsored by Germany, France, the UK, and the US. 30 Governors voted in favor, 2 [Russia and China] against, and 3 [India, Libya, Pakistan] abstained. Thus countries which represent more than 1/2 of mankind didn’t support the resolution,” Ulyanov wrote on Twitter.
The June session of the IAEA Board of Governors opened on Monday.
Iran’s delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohammad Reza Ghaebi, strongly condemned on Wednesday the decision made by the agency’s Board of Governors to adopt the resolution drafted by the US and the E3 that demands more “transparency and cooperation” from Iran.
The IAEA adopted the US-E3-sponsored resolution, criticizing Iran for “not cooperating”.
On his part, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, stressed Wednesday that Tehran has neither secret, unwritten nuclear activities nor an unreported nuclear site.
Responding to a question about the recent report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Eslami considered that “the fake documents are a political move in order to continue maximum pressure.”
The Iranian official pointed out that the recent move by Western states in submitting a draft resolution against Iran is a political measure supported by the Israeli occupation.
In this context, Eslami stressed that Iran will not retreat in the face of such heavy psychological warfare, warning that his country is still showing good faith in complying with its commitments under the JCPOA.
In the same context, the AEOI Spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi later announced that Tehran has made the decision to remove two of the IAEA’s cameras from a nuclear facility.
The cameras were stopped as they were not part of Iran’s commitment to the comprehensive Safeguards agreement.
This comes after a draft resolution was submitted to the IAEA board by the US, Britain, Germany, and France, criticizing Iran for what they claim were incomplete answers given to the IAEA on uranium traces at “undeclared sites.”
Source: Agencies (edited by Al-Manar English Website)