TEHRAN (Iran News) – It IsTime to Be Realistic.On Monday (today) the board of governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are to meet and to review the latest developments on Iran’s nuclear development and hours before this meeting IAEA Secretary-General Rafael Grossi arrived in Tehran for talks and to resolve the deadlock in the cooperation between Iran and the IAEA.
The agenda of the IAEA chief’s travel was not clear, but the trip comes after President Ebrahim Raisi warned the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog against the consequences of its “unconstructive” attitude towards Iran.
“The agency’s unconstructive attitude will be disruptive of the negotiation course,” Raisi said, speaking to European Council chief Charles Michel European Council chief Charles Michel on the phone on Wednesday.
“Naturally, it defies logic to expect Iran to offer a constructive reaction to such attitude,” the Iranian president added.
He, meanwhile, said that “instances of Iran’s serious cooperation with the agency serve as shining examples of its will to observe transparency in its nuclear activities.”
On Thursday and in a phone call with United Nations Secretary-General, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that the negotiating parties should come to Vienna with a realistic understanding and pay serious attention to the Iranians’ rights.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Iran as a very influential country among the members of the United Nations, saying that he expects close cooperation with the Iranian president and foreign minister.
Guterres called the UN a supporter of agreements and dialogue as a mainstay, stressing the need for the resumption of the nuclear talks in Vienna.
While the Zionists and some Western countries seemed to pressure the IAEA to take a firm stand against the Islamic Republic by adopting a resolution, now it is reported the IAEA does not intend to do so.
By the way, the Iranian ambassador to international organizations in Vienna had warned the UN nuclear agency about taking any counterproductive measure against Iran during the forthcoming meeting of its Board of Governors, saying that such a measure would “disrupt” future talks on the revival of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.
Unfortunately the UN body has turned into a political tool in hands of the big powers, rather than a being a technical one, to put pressure on the countries and in the past it has taken such political stand against Iran’s dossier by referring it to the UN Security Council while Iran has always been committed to the Safeguard Agreement commitment even by accepting voluntarily the IAEA’s further inspections.
Now the game has changed and the Islamic Republic of Iran is not ready to accept any political action from the board and this stand under a revolutionary and determined government has forced the IAEA to avoid politicizing Iran’s nuclear issue or else it waits for Iran’s reaction.
An informed source told Iran’s Press TV that there would be no change in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s lack of access to its camera footage at Iran’s nuclear sites during IAEA chief Rafael Grossi’s visit to Tehran.
“During Grossi’s visit to Tehran, there will be no change in the IAEA’s access to the data at [Iran’s] nuclear facilities, and the agency will still have no access to the surveillance cameras’ footage,” the source said.
The source explained that Grossi’s visit has nothing to do with the restrictions imposed by Iran on the IAEA concerning its access to the camera footage at Iran’s nuclear facilities. Rejecting claims made by certain Western media outlets, in particular The Wall Street Journal, the source made it clear that there is no possibility of reconsidering the IAEA’s lack of access to its surveillance cameras’ footage.
Earlier on Saturday, The Wall Street Journal claimed in a report that Grossi’s visit comes after an understanding between Iran and the IAEA, negotiated over last couple of days under watch of the P5+1.
The report, citing sources, claimed that Iran had agreed to give the IAEA access to re-set the monitoring equipment at nuclear-related sites in the country.
Meanwhile Iran’s Nour News agency, affiliated to the country’s Supreme National Security the (SNSC), refuted Western media outlets’ speculations, a report says the upcoming meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors is not going to adopt any anti-Iranian resolutions.
“Basically, there are no anti-Iran resolutions on the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the agency’s Board of Governors,” the report said, citing “the news [that have been] relayed” to the news agency.
History has shown that whenever a country is determined and united and stands against the bully of the West, the West has no way but to retreat its bully, and Iran will not retreat from its rights under political pretexts and the world should come to terms with this fact that Iran is not supposed to turn its back to its rights while the West does not observe its obligations.
The Western countries and especially the U.S. should come to their sense that the Islamic Republic of Iran will no longer accept one-way agreement and obligation, and it will not be ready to accept giving more voluntary concessions to the IAEA inspectors without seeing any benefit.
Now the ball is on IAEA’s court to make a technical decision or politicize it to please the Western countries for piling the pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to ignore its rights in the JCPOA but the UN body should know this fact that enough is enough and Iran will never accept any biased and one-sided decision and it is time for the IAEA and the West to take a realistic approach regarding Iran or watching the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strong determination for uranium enrichment which is its due right.