IAEA Anti-Iran Resolution Meant to Damage Tehran-Agency Ties
IAEA Anti-Iran Resolution Meant to Damage Tehran-Agency Ties
Foreign Ministry spokesman says the UN nuclear agency adopted the “politically-motivated” anti-Tehran resolution as the country has “the most transparent” peaceful nuclear program.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – Foreign Ministry spokesman says the UN nuclear agency adopted the “politically-motivated” anti-Tehran resolution as the country has “the most transparent” peaceful nuclear program.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nasser Kanaani said “the politically-motivated resolution was issued while Iran has the most transparent peaceful nuclear program” in terms of the number of facilities under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) compared to other countries and the number of inspections its nuclear activities have undergone by the IAEA.

He stressed that the resolution was enforced after the U.S. and the three European countries exerted pressure on the agency’s Board of Governors.

The spokesman did not give more details on Iran’s response to the resolution, saying the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran would declare the details when necessary.

Earlier, Kanaani had said Iran took the first step in responding to the resolution.

“In response to the latest action of the three European countries and the United States, namely the passing of a resolution against Iran in the agency’s Board of Governors, a number of measures were put on the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and their implementation was carried out in the enrichment complexes of Martyr Ahmadi in Natanz and Martyr Alimohammadi complex in Fordow in the presence of the IAEA’s inspectors,” he said.

That came as Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami said earlier in the day that the Islamic Republic will give a “firm response” to the anti-Iran resolution.

Noting that the resolution aims to mount pressure on Iran, Kanaani said on Sunday that Tehran won’t bow to pressure and that Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear program in accordance with its needs and in compliance with its international obligations.

Also on Sunday, he slammed the “instrumental use” of the international organizations against independent nations, saying that “has become a norm” of the foreign policy of Western countries.

The draft resolution, ratified on Thursday, has criticized Iran for what it called a lack of cooperation with the agency. It was put forward by the United States, Britain, France and Germany, in continuation of their political pressures on Iran. Russia and China voted against the motion.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Kanaani condemned a resolution approved by the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic, stressing that “the politicizing of the human rights issue is not constructive at all”.


He further said the resolution that was proposed by certain Western countries, including Germany, is politically-motivated.

Noting that German has a dark history of violating human rights, the spokesman said, “The German government is not in a position to take such actions against independent countries, including Iran.”

In response to a question about the adoption of the resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran in the United Nations, Kanaani said, “Politicizing the issue of human rights is not productive in any way, and using human rights as a tool cannot help advance the values and goals of the international community in relation to human rights.”

“Any efforts of countries, especially a certain number of Western countries, including Germany, in connection with raising Iran’s human rights issues in the UN Human Rights Council, is an action with political motives and approach. We condemn these actions. We believe that the political approach to human rights is unconstructive and will not contribute to the promotion of human rights in any country or global community,” he added.

Countries are present in the United Nations Human Rights Council and some of them are permanent members of the Security Council that have committed many crimes against humanity and have endangered the peace and security of humanity throughout history, the Iranian diplomat underlined.

In response to a question about the aggression of the Zionist regime in Syria, the Iranian diplomat said, “The silence of the international forums is unfortunately one of the reasons for the continued illegal attacks of the Zionist regime and the actions of this regime against the territorial integrity of Syria.”

“Any aggression of the Zionist regime against Syria and violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country is definitely a clear and gross violation of international regulations. We condemn this aggression. International assemblies and the United Nations and the Security Council must react seriously to this issue, and in this connection, all the worlds are definitely responsible and must fulfill their responsibilities,” he added.

“Unfortunately, the Syrian people have been victims of illegal actions and aggressions of the Zionist regime for many years, and in this regard, we support any action of the Syrian government to protect itself and protect the security of the people of this country,” Kanaani noted.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman also spoke about the actions of terrorist groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region against Iran, saying that Iran expects that there will be no threat to the security of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the territory of Iraq and that the territory of Iraq will not be used as a place of threat against the Islamic Republic.

“Unfortunately, it did not happen despite the repeated promises that we have received from the Iraqi government officials and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region officials, and as a result, the Islamic Republic takes action based on its legal rights to protect the security of its borders and citizens,” he added.