Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna has warned that any political decision by abusing the Board of Governors would weaken the cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran PressEurope: In an interview with reporters, Kazem Gharibabadi, referring to the efforts of the three European countries to ratify resolutions in the Board of Governors in line with the Agency's two requests for access, noted: "While Iran is cooperating extensively and constructively with the Agency, submitting a resolution with the purpose of asking Iran to cooperate and fulfill the two demands of the IAEA is a regrettable and completely non-constructive action."

Iranian envoy to IAEA also stated that the resolution is presented by countries that either have nuclear weapons or are hosting such destructive and deadly weapons and on the other hand express their safeguard-related concerns about Iran is mocking of international norms and rules governing disarmament and non-proliferation regimes.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reportedly made allegations of undeclared nuclear activities in places in Iran.

Criticizing the failure of the three European countries to fulfill their obligations under the Joint Comprehensive of Action (JCPOA), Iran's permanent representative also advised them at least not to complicate the situation, if they could not take steps to save the JCPOA.

The Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency also called on the members of the Board of Governors to refrain from taking political and hasty measures and instead considering prudence and vigilance in order to maintain the continued cooperation between Iran and the IAEA.

He added that naturally if such a resolution is approved, in which the American goals are clear, the Islamic Republic of Iran will have to take the necessary measures in accordance with it, in which the responsibility lies on those behind such political and destructive approaches.

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the international agreement in violation of Washington's obligations under the JCPOA  and announced the return of nuclear sanctions.

Trump's move has drawn widespread domestic and international condemnation.


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