Iran's Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna said on Saturday that the IAEA Deputy Director-General for Safeguards Massimo Aparo is traveling to Iran in the coming days.

Iran PressEurope: Kazem Gharibabadi said that Aparo is also one of the inspectors approved for Iran, saying his visit is in line with routine safeguards activities and within the framework of the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement.

Although Iran is in constant contact with the IAEA, no dialogue plan has been planned for him in Tehran, he added.

Earlier, in response to illegal comments made by the UN nuclear watchdog head Rafael Grossi, Gharibabadi, said that Iran’s agreement with the agency is a political one merely based on International treaties and Tehran is under no obligation to provide an answer.

Gharibabadi, focusing on the totalitarian tendency of the IAEA, said in a televised interview that due to its goodwill, Iran was preserving and safeguarding the recorded data for another month even after the termination of the three-month period agreed upon in an agreement with the IAEA. Tehran was under no obligation to provide an answer.

He further stressed that Iran’s agreement with the IAEA is a political agreement and merely based on international treaties.

The Iranian diplomat added that the country has no commitments beyond the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The one-month recording of the data after the termination of the three-month agreement was merely due to Iran’s goodwill, not Iran’s commitment to the IAEA, he stressed.

Qaribabadi added: "Iran has no obligation for yielding to the agency’s demand, and the IAEA’s role is merely limited to a contractor."

"It is the United States that need to return to the JCPOA, not Iran; such comments contain political messages, and we have repeatedly announced that as long as our expectations are not met, there will be no agreement," he reiterated.

On Friday, June 25, Grossi announced that Tehran has still not responded to the agency’s request for further expansion of a nuclear supervision temporary agreement.