Iran's Ambassador to IAEA in response to the resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors said that Iran completely rejects the resolution and will take appropriate and necessary action in response to it.

Iran PressEurope: Iran's Ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Kazem Gharibabadi delivered a speech on the last day of the quarterly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors.

He said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has the highest level of cooperation and acceptance of IAEA inspections among member states. More than 33 additional accesses are granted annually by Iran, but with the magnification of two IAEA access requests, Iran has principled ambiguities and concerns in this regard, and talks are underway to address the issue, and efforts to create an unnecessary crisis on the way to this cooperation are a completely non-constructive and political move."

Iran's Envoy noted: "Therefore, the adoption of this resolution in the Board of Governors with the aim of requesting Iran's cooperation with the IAEA and ignoring the existing cooperation, is deeply disappointing and unfortunate."

The Ambassador of Iran stated that this resolution is nothing but extravagance, and Iran completely rejects any extravagance on the part of any country or organization.

The resolution has nothing to do with technical facts, and it is merely the result of a political and unprofessional agenda, he said.

The Iranian diplomat stated: "The Board of Governors was expected to identify these collaborations in order to maintain the context for continued cooperation between Iran and the IAEA."

Gharibabadi went on to say that "We must stand united against those who want to destroy these collaborations and achievements because of their short-sighted political concessions. The responsibility for cooperation cannot be borne solely by Iran, and if this is compromised, everyone must bear the negative consequences."

The Envoy expressed his regret that the resolution was presented by countries that either have nuclear weapons or are hosting such destructive and deadly weapons, adding, is not this a mockery of all international norms and rules that such countries have safeguard concern!?

"On the other hand, these three countries have not yet taken concrete and practical steps to fulfill their obligations under the JCPOA, and their inaction, along with the destructive, illegal, and unilateral actions of the US regime, has led to the future of the JCPOA to be ambiguous. If you can't take a step to save, at least don't make the situation more complicated and difficult," Kazem Gharibabadi said.

Gharibabadi went on to say that Iran is applying the Additional Protocol voluntarily and provisionally due to its political commitment under the JCPOA, and since it is not yet adopted officially through its national legislative procedures, Iran does not consider it as a legal obligation.

"Adoption of this resolution will neither encourage Iran to grant access to the Agency based on fabricated and unfounded allegations nor will it force Iran to come down from its principal positions. Iran categorically deplores this resolution and will take appropriate action in response, the repercussions of which would be upon the sponsors of this resolution," Iran's diplomat said at IAEA.

The representatives of the 35-nation Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday passed a controversial resolution to push for intrusive inspections of two nuclear sites in Iran.


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