Iran’s permanent ambassador to the international organizations in Vienna decries the UN nuclear agency for accusing the Islamic Republic of non-cooperation with the organization.
Kazem Gharibabadi made the remarks in a tweet thread on Sunday, addressing a claim that had been made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Director-General Rafael Grossi in an earlier report.
Grossi had alleged that Iran was failing to fully comply with a joint statement issued by the two sides on September 12 by refusing to allow the agency access to the TESA Karaj Complex, a centrifuge component manufacturing workshop in north-central Iran.
Gharibabadi, however, reminded that during the discussions in Tehran and Vienna that led to release of the statement, “Iran indicated that since Tessa Karaj Complex is still under security and judicial investigations, equipment related to this Complex are not included for servicing.”
That was the reason that the joint statement specified that the IAEA was to be allowed access to certain “identified equipment.”
“Therefore, DG (director-general)'s report on Sep 26 isn't accurate and goes beyond the agreed terms of the JS (joint statement),” the envoy added.
Therefore, DG's report on Sep 26 isn't accurate and goes beyond the agreed terms of the JS. Any decision taken by Iran on monitoring equipment is only based on political rather than legal considerations and the Agency cannot and should not consider it as one of its entitlements.4— Gharibabadi (@Gharibabadi) September 26, 2021
Separately, Gharibabadi lambasted the watchdog for failing to even condemn the sabotage activities that have been targeting the Iranian nuclear facilities.
The installations have come under at least several such operations over the past year.
The Israeli regime, the Middle East region’s sole nuclear arms possessor, that has assassinated seven Iranian nuclear scientists in the past, is the prime suspect in the incidents.
Neither the IAEA nor the United Nations have, however, taken the regime to task for its illegal activities aimed at endangering the regional and international peace and security.