Iran's parliament dismisses IAEA resolution as "politicized"

  24 June 2020    Read: 676

The recent anti-Iran resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Iran is "politicized and unprofessional," the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament said on Tuesday.

The IAEA's 35-nation board of governors passed a resolution on Friday, calling on Iran to cooperate fully with it and let the agency access two locations inside the country.

The board "calls on Iran to fully cooperate with the agency and satisfy the agency's requests without any further delay, including by providing prompt access to the locations specified by the agency," according to the text of the resolution submitted by France, Germany and Britain and adopted by a vote of 25 to two with seven abstentions, the IAEA said on its website.

"Over the past years, Iran has been more cooperative with the IAEA than other member states," said the Iranian parliament's statement.

However, "the IAEA adopted the anti-Iran resolution under the political and unprofessional pressures of the United States and its allies," it said.

The statement noted that the IAEA has adopted the resolution based on the allegations by the Israeli intelligence service.

"It is for the world to know if Iran gives positive response to the IAEA demand, which is based on the alleged intelligence, to access (the locations inside Iran), it will help create a wrong attitude towards other states," it added.

Iran will not allow the international institutions to be used as instruments by the United States and its allies to threaten the country's sovereignty, the statement stressed.

Iran's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi, on Friday slammed the IAEA for adopting a resolution against Tehran, saying that "adoption of this resolution will neither encourage Iran to grant access to the Agency based on fabricated and unfounded allegations nor will it force Iran to come down from its principal positions."

"Iran will take appropriate action in response, the repercussions of which would be upon the sponsors of this resolution," said Gharibabadi.





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