TEHRAN (Iran News) –Foreign Ministry spokesman says a delegation from the UN’s nuclear watchdog will visit Tehran soon to continue talks aimed to find a solution to the remaining technical issues related to Tehran’s nuclear program.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nasser Kanaani confirmed that an Iranian delegation has traveled to Vienna recently and held talks with officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He said the Islamic Republic would continue its “constructive” efforts with the aim of resolving the safeguards issues, adding that the two sides “agreed to take the next steps.”
“Within this framework, it has been agreed that a delegation from the IAEA will travel to Iran,” he explained. “This trip will take place in the near future and talks between Iran and the agency will continue.”
He said that the act of issuing an anti-Iran resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors will not help resolve problems on ‘safeguards’ issues.
In response to a question about whether the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided the documents of those who have created riots and violence in Iran to other countries, he said that behavior of these countries will certainly be monitored by Iran, the issue of which will be prosecuted judicially within the framework of rules and regulations.
Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian noted that there was “consensus” between Iran and the IAEA, as he announced the Iranian delegation’s trip.
He said some of the IAEA’s issues are linked to the negotiations on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Amirabdollahian criticized as “hasty” and “unconstructive” the attempts made by the U.S., Britain, France and Germany to pass an anti-Iran resolution at the IAEA’s Board of Governors (BoG). Some sides, he said, are trying to derail Iran’s technical talks with the IAEA.
“Issuing a resolution at the BoG does not help resolve the technical and safeguard issues,” he said, adding, “We are against such a process.”
Last month, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) criticized the IAEA for issuing politically-motivated reports about Iran’s nuclear activities, saying such statements have on numerous occasions portrayed a tarnished and negative image of the country at the international level.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Kanaani pointed to the EU’s anti-Iran statement and stated that the country is, unfortunately, witnessing the hasty and unconstructive behavior of European countries and it is a matter of regret to say that, as technical talks are ongoing with the Agency, the country is witnessing such illogical measures by European countries, so that issuance of anti-Iran resolution at IAEA’s Board of Governors will cause problems ahead of Iran’s technical cooperation with the Agency.
In response to a question on Iran’s artillery attack on Iraq’s Erbil, he stated that Iran will not remain silent about the threat to its territorial security especially border threats and separatist groups, and will defend its security with utmost all power.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman pointed to the talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia and stated that talks between the two countries with Iraqi mediation are underway.
In response to a question about the sale of weapons by Iran to Russia for use in the war with Ukraine, Kanaani said that Iran has not sent any equipment and weapons to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine so that Iran’s defense cooperation with Russia is within the legal framework.
Iran has presented its positions many times, he said, adding that Iran adheres to the policy of active neutrality regarding Ukraine, due to the good relationship with the two countries. “We tried to bring the two sides back on the right track to resolve differences.”
Iran emphasizes friendly relations with other countries, the issue of which has been put atop agenda of the 13th government under President Raisi.
Iran is not a member of any military alliance, but when it sees its national security in danger, it will react harshly. Iran tries to play a positive role in the case of Ukraine, he added.
Regarding the Vienna negotiations, he said that Iran has taken giant steps in this respect to reach a final agreement with the world’s six major powers. Iran has taken constructive initiatives to advance the dialogue process and conclude the agreement.
Efforts to maintain the course of negotiations continue, he continued.
With regard to the issue of Lebanon, he said that Iran-Lebanon cooperation is friendly, so that imposition of unilateral policies against Lebanon is not legal.
Regarding the delineation of maritime borders between Lebanon and the Zionist regime, Kan’ani said that Iran’s view of the Zionist regime is clear, so that Iran does attach legitimacy to the regime, but it welcomes any event that leads to the realization of the rights of the Lebanese people. The Zionist regime only understands the language of Resistance, and the Resistance has provided Lebanon with a good capacity.