Iran Sends Protest Letter to IAEA over Inaccurate Report
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Monday that it has sent a protest letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the biased and inaccurate report on cooperation with Tehran.
Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi called on the IAEA not to disrupt the constructive process with “purposeful and biased reports”.
He said that after the inaccurate report by the IAEA chief, the Iranian ambassador to the Agency provided some explanations.
Kamalvandi said that Iran has sent a protest letter to the IAEA.
On Sunday, Iran’s Representative at International Organizations in Vienna Kazzem Qaribabadi rejected the UN nuclear watchdog's claim that an agreement had been made with Tehran on access to TESA Karaj Complex, a centrifuge component manufacturing workshop in Northern Iran.
Qaribabadi made the remarks in a tweet thread, addressing a claim that had been made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Director-General Rafael Grossi in an earlier report who 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.
Qaribabadi 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.