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2022-June-13  15:18

Spokesman Underlines Iran's Proportional Response to IAEA's Politicized Resolution

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh blasted the International Atomic Energy Agency for issuing a biased and politicized resolution against Tehran, and reiterated Iran's resolve to reciprocate the IAEA Board of Governors' hostile moves.

"Certainly, we could not leave this non-technical political action unanswered. Our actions were decisive and proportionate," the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said addressing his weekly press briefing on Monday.

Khatibzadeh reiterated that the anti-Iran resolution issued at the IAEA's Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency was a completely political and planned action.

"The resolution has disrupted the path of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA," he added.

Referring to a joint statement agreed between Iran and the IAEA on March 6, he said that the IAEA chief's recent comments and actions show that Grossi has changed his opinion.

Khatibzadeh pointed to Grossi's visit to Tel Aviv, and said that it is unfortunate that the director-general of the IAEA, would "provide the agency's structure to such an illegal regime" (the Israeli regime).

"I think the message of the trip is as clear as any other non-diplomatic move," he said, adding, "The director-general should be concerned about impartiality and independence. According to the statute of the agency, he had a definite duty and met the wrong people at the wrong time and place."

"We have given the answer and we hope that the procedure will be corrected," he continued.

Last Wednesday, the US and three European countries of Britain, Germany, and France offered an anti-Iran draft resolution to the IAEA Board of Governors based on allegations made by the Zionist regime on Iranian nuclear activities.

The anti-Iran resolution was approved with 30 votes in favor, two votes against (Russia and China), and three abstentions (India, Libya, and Pakistan).

In reaction to the approval of the resolution, Iran halted certain collaborations with the IAEA, which were beyond safeguard agreements and were conducted by Iranians to show their good faith.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the AEOI issued a statement while declaring that the Islamic Republic has so far shown extensive cooperation with the IAEA, which has not been appreciated, so the AEOI decided that beyond safeguards cameras measuring On-Line Enrichment Monitor (OLEM) and flowmeter to be deactivated as of Thursday.