TEHRAN -- Iranian lawmakers said Sunday the recent adoption of an anti-Iran resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors proves that the agency and its director general have lost all their technical credibility.
The remark was made in a statement issued by 260 members of the Iranian parliament on Sunday, which condemned the IAEA’s “excessive, politically-motivated measure,” led by Western countries.
“Unfortunately, the IAEA director general himself, and subsequently the secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency, have clearly lost their technical credibility,” they said, hinting at Rafael Grossi’s recent visit to Occupied Palestine.
They said the trip, coupled with the fact that the Zionist regime does not recognize the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), was the most evident sign of “Grossi’s biased behavior that cast doubt on his commitment to implement his respective organization’s mission, which is to ensure nuclear disarmament.”
The IAEA Board of Governors on Wednesday adopted a resolution proposed by the US and the three European parties to the 2015 Iran deal – Britain, France, and Germany – which accused Iran of not cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog.
The resolution was approved with 30 votes in favor, two (Russia and China) against, and three (India, Libya, Pakistan) abstentions.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Thursday strongly denounced the resolution, saying its sponsors are “responsible for the consequences.”
“US-E3 put their shortsighted agenda ahead of IAEA’s credibility by pushing a miscalculated & ill-advised Res. against a country w/ the world’s most transparent peaceful nuclear program,” Khatibzadeh tweeted. “The initiators are responsible for the consequences. Iran’s response is firm & proportionate.”
In their statement, the Iranian