AEOI condemns IAEA for sharing confidential reports with western media
Despite that Iran strives to comply with IAEA's guidelines and directives, the blatant disclosure of confidential reports clearly indicates that the UN watchdog isn't abiding by the principle of impartiality.
Iranian state-owned news agency MEHR reported on Wednesday that the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami confirmed it had submitted a report to the IAEA detailing the enrichment of uranium at the third cascade of gas centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran.
Eslami said that the move was carried out in accordance with a law approved by the Iranian parliament.
However, he slammed the IAEA over its blatant sharing of confidential reports with the western media.
"I confirm this issue these reports are confidential and the Agency must observe confidentiality considerations, of course, these confidential reports are provided to the media every time," Eslami said.
"Since Iran is an official member of IAEA and it is committed to the agreements, all nuclear activities are carried out under the supervision of the Agency, so we officially inform the Agency of the intention, design, implementation, and operation time," he added.
He added that "The reports published by the Agency in these 2 to 3 days are about the official and transparent AEOI actions. These measures have been taken in line with the implementation of the strategic action law and reducing JCPOA commitments."
As is already known, the IAEA has several times trespassed on its principles of impartiality and fairness.
This was not only obvious in light of its past engagements with Iran, but also recently with Russia amid the systematic targeting of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has also expressed Russia's regret over the IAEA's failure to name the source of the shelling.
Likewise, the IAEA has made it more difficult for Iran to reach its nuclear deal with the US. The IAEA has accused Iran of lying about its nuclear activities on the basis of not having provided sufficient information about three "undeclared nuclear sites."
The latest report issued by the IAEA said it could not guarantee the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, adding there had been "no progress" in resolving questions over the past presence of nuclear material at alleged "undeclared sites".
AEOI Spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi commented on the matter by saying, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been fully cooperative regarding the three alleged sites brought up by the agency and has sent information and answers to the agency's questions and has also held meetings to resolve the ambiguity."
Knowing "Israel" has played a part in foiling the JCPOA deal so far, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani IAEA called on the IAEA on September 12 to "not to yield to Israel's pressure" over Tehran's nuclear activities.
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