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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanani made the statement on Saturday in response to the latest claim made by Director General Rafael Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) earlier in the day against Iran.
Axar.az reports that in his statement, Grossi condemned what he called Iran's "disproportionate and unprecedented" move to withdraw the designation of the agency's several "most experienced" inspectors assigned to conduct verification activities in the country under the NPT Safeguards Agreement.
He said Iran's unilateral measure affects the IAEA's "normal planning and conduct" verification activities in the country and "openly contradicts the cooperation that should exist between the Agency and Iran."
"Unfortunately, despite Iran's positive, constructive and continuous interaction with the IAEA, the three European countries and the United States abused the Agency's Board of Governors for their own political purposes with the aim of damaging the atmosphere of cooperation between Iran and the Agency," Kanani said, referring to the three European countries of France, Britain and Germany.
He said Iran has previously warned against the consequences of such efforts to politicize the UN nuclear agency.
2023.09.17 / 12:17