News ID: 109126
Publish Date : 18 November 2022 - 22:23

TEHRAN -- Iran has repudiated a resolution submitted by the U.S. and its allies to the UN nuclear agency’s Board of Governors, saying that its architects have drawn on recent riots in the country to pile up their political pressure on the Islamic Republic.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s board passed the resolution on Thursday, criticizing Iran for what it claimed as lack of cooperation with the UN nuclear agency.
The motion brought by the United States, Britain, France and Germany -- but voted against by China and Russia -- is the second of its kind within six months.
Iran’s envoy to the IAEA Mohsen Naziri-Asl warned that the measure may “affect the process of our country’s cooperation” with the UN nuclear agency.
“We firmly believe that this resolution will have no result... it is intended to justify more unilateral sanctions against the Iranian nation,” he said, according to the IRNA news agency.
He said that in the course of discussing the issue, “the supporters of the draft resolution presented fake information and baseless claims to justify their unconstructive approach to the Board of Governors and tried to turn the meeting into a tool to pursue their short-sighted political goals while going beyond the framework of the agency’s duties and powers.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the approval of this nonconsensual resolution presented by three European countries and the United States in today’s meeting of the Board of Governors as a political, unconstructive and incorrect action and considers it unacceptable and rejected,” Mohsen Naziri-Asl said.
He added that the U.S. and E3 have “spared no effort in the past weeks to call into question Iran’s continuous interaction with the IAEA and to cast doubt on the prospect of reaching an agreement regarding the lifting of the oppressive sanctions against our country and the revival of the JCPOA.”
Given the ongoing “extensive” cooperation between Iran and the IAEA, using the Board of Governors as a tool is “unjustified and meaningless,” he added.
Iran has already voiced readiness to hold technical talks with IAEA experts to discuss the accusations related to so-called “undeclared” nuclear sites, which were made based on false reports provided by the Israeli regime.
The accusations leveled by the agency against Iran are primarily based on documents supplied by the occupying regime of Israel, which Tehran has rejected as fake and fabricated and provided by members of the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).

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