NUCLEAR After a critical resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran is angry and says it has taken action against the UN agency , without specifying the nature
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (right) and IAEA boss Rafael Grossi (left) in Tehran on March 5, 2022. — AFP
Tehran raises its voice. Iran has announced retaliating against the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for following a resolution by the latter criticizing Tehran’s lack of cooperation. The IAEA’s initiative had been welcomed by the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States.
“The implementation of these measures has been conducted today (Sunday) in the presence of IAEA inspectors at the enrichment (uranium) complexes of Natanz and Ferdo” indicated Nasser Kanani, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, without specifying the nature of the retaliatory measures.
Thursday, for the second time this year, the board of governors of the United Nations agency based in Vienna had adopted a critical resolution to against Iran by 26 out of 35 votes. against.
An IAEA visit could be canceled
The reason for discord at The origin of both resolutions is the same: the lack of “technically credible” concerning traces of enriched uranium found at three undeclared sites. In addition, Nasser Kanani evoked on Monday the probability to cancel the visit planned by an IAEA delegation to Iran.
“The trip of the IAEA delegation to Tehran had been approved as part of the agreement with the agency. However, after the adoption of the approved political resolution with the support of the United States and three European countries, Iran’s next steps will be taken in accordance with the new terms” , he said.