TEHRAN (Iran News) – Gharibabadi made the remarks addressing a Friday night session of the IAEA Board of Governors. While Iran has remained committed to maintaining a peaceful nuclear program, an Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated by an Israeli terrorist attack, the ambassador said.
He called on the agency and all the member states to fulfill their obligations under the international law concerning the fight against terrorism and condemn such an act of aggression in the strongest possible terms.
Gharibabadi reiterated that Iran will not let such a crime go unanswered.
The IAEA Board of Governors convened for a regular meeting on March 1-5.
Previously, Gharibabadi made the comment while elaborating on the actions taken to stop the adoption of the anti-Iran resolution by the three European countries.
“With the three European countries beginning to present a US-backed resolution against Iran at the Board of Governors, different measures were put on the agenda [to stop the move],” he said.
“The moves included extensive consultations with members of the Board of Governors in Vienna and the capitals of member states, the [Iranian] foreign minister’s sending a letter to his opposite numbers in different member states of the Board of Governors, Iran explaining its stances to the IAEA and Board of Governors’ members in a briefing text, tapping into the potential of the Secretariat of the IAEA and the agency’s director-general to strive to maintain cooperation and interaction [between Iran and the IAEA], making special coordination with Russia and China, which expressed their opposition to the resolution, and sending messages by the Iranian president, foreign minister, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the deputy foreign minister for political affairs,” he explained.
- source : IRNA