The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to international organizations based in Vienna, referring to the publication of the Agency's recent confidential report in one of the Western media, stated that soon Iran will be seriously pursuing this issue legally.

Iran PressIran News: On Saturday 5 December, Kazem Gharibabadi referring to this fact that all safeguards and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)  reports, as well as Iran's correspondence with the IAEA and vice versa, are confidential, said: "Iran's protests and legal proceedings against the IAEA over the protecting the confidential information have a history extending more than two decades."

Gharibabadi added: "Any publication of confidential information before the end of its legal procedure is exclusively at the disposal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as the rightful holder and owner of this information."

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has told member states that Iran plans to install more advanced IR-2M centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, Western media reported last Friday.

This is not the first time that the IAEA has leaked confidential reports to the media about Iran's nuclear activities.

Earlier, Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based in Vienna, protested the revelation of classified IAEA reports in the media.

The news broke shortly in the Western media. after the general approval of the Strategic Action Plan of Iran's Parliament to lift sanctions.

According to this law ratified by the Iranian Parliament, if the sanctions are not lifted in three months the Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran is obliged to start the process of installing, injecting gas, enriching and storing materials to the appropriate level of richness with at least 1000 IR-2m centrifuges in the underground part of Shahid Ahmadi Roshan facility in Natanz.

Germany, Britain and France promised to maintain the agreement after the US's illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA on May 8, 2018, by guaranteeing Iran's economic interests. Despite their rhetorical resistance to the US move, these countries have not succeeded in keeping their promised practical measures to uphold the agreement.

 On May 8, 2019, the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, on the anniversary of the US withdrawal from the JCPOA announced that Iran will gradually reduce its obligations under Articles 26 and 36 of this agreement in order to strike a balance between the country's obligations and rights.

Iran has emphasized that it is ready to return to its obligations if the sanctions are lifted and Iran benefits from the JCPOA. 219