Iran says no message from Biden to Raisi
The United States has however sent a message to Iran via its officials.
On Tuesday, the Iranian government Spokesperson Ali Bahadari Jahromi confirmed that there was a message from the United States and its officials to Iran, but indicated that "President Ibrahim Raisi did not receive any letter from US President Joe Biden."
Jahromi added that what matters to Tehran are the practical measures to lift the illegal sanctions on the Iranian people, detailing that the government announced from the beginning that it seeks to thwart the sanctions and at the same time is following the Vienna Talks to end the maximum pressure policies against Iran.
While answering questions about the latest developments in Iran's nuclear program, Iran's Foreign Minister said that Tehran will take a firm stance against excessive demands related to the Viena Talks.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated that whenever Iran was treated in a logical way by the other side, it offered initiatives and ideas on a logical basis.
Regarding the impact of the decision of the IAEA Board of Governors adopted on June 8 criticizing Iran for what they claim are incomplete answers given to the IAEA on uranium traces at "undeclared sites", Jahromi explained that "political decisions of the Board of Governors do not have an impact on various issues."
He continued, "We expect an international institution to maintain its independence and not to issue such decisions after the trip that took place by the Director-General of the Agency, Rafael Grossi, to the Zionist entity."
Jahromi stressed that Iran is one of the countries that are more transparent about its nuclear facilities. "Negotiations are ongoing and have nothing to do with the decision of the International Atomic Energy Agency," he said, noting that "Iran has honored the negotiations wisely and quickly and is waiting to be heard."
On his part, the deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Ali Fadavi, stressed today, Tuesday, that "there is no possibility of war in the current circumstances."
Fadavi said, in a speech during the inauguration of a project in Khuzestan Province, that "the enemies do not dare to look greedily toward Iran," noting that "the IRGC is busy today with other wars, including economic wars."
Yesterday Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said at the Ministry's weekly press conference on Monday that the IAEA's adoption of a resolution that accuses Iran of not cooperating with it has disrupted the path of cooperation between Tehran and the agency.
Khatibzadeh cited a joint statement between Iran and the IAEA issued on March 6 and said that by comparing this statement with the recent statements made by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, it's clear that Grossi has changed his opinion.
"Certainly, we could not leave this non-technical political action unanswered. Our actions were decisive and proportionate," he added.
This comes after the IAEA's Board of Governors adopted on June 8 a draft resolution submitted by the US, France, UK, and Germany, criticizing Iran for what they claim were incomplete answers given to the IAEA on uranium traces at "undeclared sites". These claims were quickly refuted by the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, who said that Iran has neither secret or unwritten nuclear activities nor unreported nuclear sites.
As a result, Iran’s representative in the IAEA confirmed that it “will take the necessary action in response,” noting that “Iran has the right to reconsider its policy and approach towards the IAEA,” and stressing that “this decision adopted by the Board of Governors dealt a major blow to the Agency.”
The Iranian organization's Spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi said all beyond-Safeguards cameras recording data in Iran's nuclear sites were turned off “in accordance with the Strategic Law on the Lifting of Sanctions approved by the Majlis (Parliament)."