Iran vows to take “retaliatory measures” against the IAEA’s decision

Atlanta, United States (CNN) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said, on Saturday, that Iran will take “retaliatory measures” against the recent decision taken by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to the “Press TV” channel, which run by the state.

“We will take retaliatory and effective measures while adhering to international law and our international obligations,” Amir Abdullahian said.

The Iranian foreign minister was speaking during a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart, Badr al-Busaidi, in Tehran.

He said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors had taken the “unconstructive” step of adopting the “anti-Iran resolution”.

Amir Abdollahian said that the decision was proposed unexpectedly to influence the internal situation in Iran, and in line with the “maximum pressure policy” of the United States against Tehran, according to “Press TV”.

Amir Abdollahian did not say what kind of retaliatory measures Iran would take.

According to Press TV, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohsen Naziri Asl, also responded to the situation on Friday, saying, “Sponsors of the draft resolution presented false information and baseless allegations to justify their unconstructive approach before the Board of Governors and tried to divert meeting into a tool to pursue their short-sighted political goals while bypassing the agency’s duties and powers.”

Earlier, the United States and its I3 allies – France, Germany and the United Kingdom – hailed the adoption of a resolution calling on Iran to cooperate with an investigation by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency into unexplained traces of uranium found at undeclared Iranian sites. .

The resolution was adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors “in response to Iran’s insufficient cooperation with the IAEA on serious and outstanding issues related to Iran’s legal obligations under the NPT’s Safeguards Agreement,” said a joint statement released Friday by the IAEA. Spokespersons for the two countries’ foreign ministries.

This is the second resolution adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors on this issue this year. In doing so, the Council has sent a clear message that it is imperative and urgent for Iran to fulfill its safeguards obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and take the specific actions without delay.

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