TEHRAN (Iran News) – For years the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has turned into a tool in the hands of the world hegemony to dictate their powers and wills on the countries which are not ready to obey them and want to be independent and the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of those countries which has turned as a topic for the puppet show of this international body.
The IAEA is a UN body which is in charge of monitoring the technical atomic issues in its member states but unfortunately it follows the prescription of the big powers, mainly the West and it does what the U.S. and its allies want.
On Monday Iran rejected a complaint by the UN nuclear watchdog that it was denied access to a nuclear site in violation of an understanding reached earlier this month, warning the agency that “wrong and spiteful” reports would disrupt constructive cooperation between the two sides.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday that It is imperative that officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) avoid taking political stances that seek certain purposes and stop [presenting] wrong and spiteful reports in order not to damage the constructive process created following recent interactions between Iran and the IAEA.
In a statement on Sunday, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi claimed that Iran was failing to fully comply with a joint statement issued by the two sides on September 12 by refusing to allow the agency access to the TESA Karaj Complex, a centrifuge component manufacturing workshop in north-central Iran.
According to the joint statement issued following talks between the IAEA chief and AEOI Head Mohammad Eslami in Tehran on September 12, Iran agreed to allow the UN nuclear watchdog to service surveillance equipment installed at Iranian nuclear sites.
“The IAEA’s inspectors are permitted to service the identified equipment and replace their storage media, which will be kept under the joint IAEA and AEOI seals in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The way and the timing are agreed by the two sides,” the statement said.
Kamalvandi, however, explained that the joint statement has specified that the IAEA was to be allowed access to “identified equipment” for “service and replacing memory cards,” except for the Karaj complex.
Grossi and his colleagues well know that the joint statement does not “apply to the surveillance equipment (cameras) of the Karaj complex because it is still undergoing security investigations” as a result of the July act of sabotage against it, the AEOI spokesperson emphasized.
In reaction to the IAEA chief’s Sunday report, Kamalvandi also said Iran has sent a letter to the agency to protest the “unconstructive” move.
As Iran insists that the TESA Karaj Complex is exempt from the recent agreement with the IAEA, the European Union on Monday expressed its “deepest concern” over the issue and urged Tehran to immediately allow the agency’s inspectors to access the site.
The EU said it urged Iran to allow access “without any further delay” during a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna.
The United States on Monday said Iran must stop denying the U.N. nuclear watchdog access to a workshop making centrifuge parts as agreed two weeks ago or face diplomatic retaliation at the agency’s Board of Governors within days.
The IAEA and the U.S. statements show that the UN body in collaboration with the U.S. are cooking something to increase the pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to give in the U.S.’s excessive demands and this time access to the TESA Karaj Complex has become a reason to increase the pressure.
“We are deeply troubled by Iran’s refusal to provide the IAEA with the needed access to service its monitoring equipment, as was agreed in the September 12 Joint Statement between the IAEA and Iran,” read the U.S. statement to the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors.
As the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly reiterated that it does not pursue nuclear bombs and it just defends its rights for peaceful nuclear program, the West tries to paint a negative picture of Iran in the world but recent developments in the UN General Assembly and Iran’s positive stand, have disappointed the West and they have once again resorted to their old puppet show of the IAEA’s board of governor’s resolution.
The U.S. and the IAEA should realize this fact that there will be no concessions or voluntarily obligations any longer as long as the West do not observe their JCPOA commitments. The IAEA should stop being a puppet in the hands of the West and it should be bold enough to accept that Iran has given more concessions than its Safeguard Agreement obligations.
Fortunately the Islamic Republic of Iran is firm in its policy and it will not retreat from it even one inch, and threats and bully have no effect in the country’s determination and it seems the JCPOA has turned into a hobby for the media and the West to entertain the world in order to paint an innocent picture of the West and a devilish picture of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The West should know this that the world will not be fooled by such clumsy accusations and Iran will not give in to it and they are better to stop this puppet show of the IAEA and the JCPOA and return to this reality that peaceful nuclear program is the right of any country.