Iran Nuclear Chief to IAEA: The US Must "Rectify Wrong Policies"
The chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran calls on the United States to rectify wrong policies and lift sanctions on Iran.
On Monday, former Iranian Vice President and chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami called on the IAEA to avoid politicization in its performance, seeing that it's time for the United States to "rectify its wrong policies," as the US continually violates their own agreements.
Eslami's words were at the opening of the IAEA's annual conference. During that time, he set the tone for the new Iranian administration under President Ebrahim Raisi. This was Iran's nuclear chief's first remark before the UN nuclear watchdog.
Before the IAEA's 65th session in Vienna, he said the agency must support all member-states in developing peaceful nuclear uses without any discrimination.
"The JCPOA's signing with Iran to relieve it from sanctions was a great example of the IAEA's good intentions," he said. "However, the United States violated the agreement and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 by taking unilateral steps without ever implementing said deal," Eslami added.
The nuclear chief stressed that the so-called maximum pressure policy has failed; the US administration has no option other than refraining from imposing unilateral sanctions and work on respecting international laws.
Raisi's government wanted "result-oriented negotiations with the goal of lifting the unjust pressure and sanctions imposed on the Iranian nation," said Eslami.
He shared the Iranian view that the only way to combat the threats resulting from nuclear weapons is through denuclearizing the entire world and following up with the denuclearization process.