News ID : 164831
Publish Date : 2/13/2024 8:40:02 PM
Iran criticizes recent baseless claims by IAEA director

Iran criticizes recent baseless claims by IAEA director

NOURNEWS – Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), responded to recent statements by Ali Akbar Salehi, former head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, accusing Iran of lacking transparency in its nuclear program.

According to official reports from the agency, Iran holds a record for the number of visits and inspections conducted by the IAEA at its nuclear sites and facilities.

During a meeting in Dubai, Grossi made biased remarks, indirectly referring to Salehi's statements without explicitly naming him.

Grossi added that Iran can have a nuclear power program but must accept a corresponding inspection system.

The IAEA Director General continued to assert that Iran has adopted a “non-responsive” and “uncooperative” stance towards the agency, urging the need for IAEA inspectors to be allowed entry into Iran.

He used terms such as 'insufficient cooperation' and 'non-responsiveness' to describe Iran's interaction with the agency, as reported in official agency documents.

Grossi previously made similar statements, suggesting that Iran is punishing the international body for actions taken by the United States and European countries.

He claimed that Iran has unprecedentedly limited its cooperation with the agency, holding it hostage for the actions of others.

Due to undocumented behaviors and political statements, Iran has cautioned the IAEA against violating the dual standards in its approach to Iran's peaceful nuclear program. Iran accuses the agency of exceeding its legal duties and violating Iran's punitive commitments.


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