TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_“Unfortunately once again, the US and the Israeli regime are trying to sabotage the dynamic and constructive relations and cooperation between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran by exerting pressure on the agency to act beyond its functions enshrined in the [IAEA] Statute,” Kazem Gharib-Abadi, Iran's permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations, told reporters on Wednesday in reaction to a recent report on Tehran’s nuclear program.
He said that Iran is trying to prevent bids by certain sides to set “an illegal and dangerous precedent” in the IAEA that would recognize fabricated claims by some intelligence services.
He added that such fabricated information will create no obligation for Iran to grant the IAEA access to certain sites inside the country.
Ambassador @Gharibabadi in reaction to the report of the IAEA on safeguards matters in Iran: unfortunately, once again, the US and Israeli regime try to exert pressure on the Agency to derail it from its statutory functions ..1/4 pic.twitter.com/a02ag39Se5— Permanent Mission of I.R.Iran to UN-Vienna (@PMIRAN_Vienna) March 4, 2020
“Making any request for further clarification or complementary access to [certain sites] by the IAEA based on fabricated information provided by espionage services, including that of the Zionist regime, is not only against the IAEA founding documents and its verification regime, but it does not also create any obligation for Iran to meet such demands,” the diplomat noted.
The envoy warned that countries will see their national sovereignty violated if they fail to take fundamental measures to foil such plots.