Vienna Talks success 'out of reach' if IAEA adopts resolution on Iran
Russia's Representative to International Organizations in Vienna says that if the EU wants to reach an agreement, it should resort to more diplomatic efforts.
Russia's Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, warned Saturday, that the success of the Vienna talks will be out of reach if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopts a Western resolution on Iran.
On Twitter, Ulyanov considered that "If next week the IAEA BoG adopts the Western resolution on Iran, the prospects of successful completion of the Vienna Talks and restoration of JCPOA will become more elusive."
If next week the #IAEA BoG adopts the Western resolution on #Iran, the prospects of successful completion of the #ViennaTalks and restoration of #JCPOA will become more elusive. If #EU wants to reach an agreement, it should (instead of a res.) undertake extra diplomatic efforts. https://t.co/ZgOjkV8BCW— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) June 4, 2022
The Russian diplomat added that "If EU wants to reach an agreement, it should undertake extra diplomatic efforts."
Immediate response to any political step
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian vowed an immediate response to any political step at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency next week, in light of Western countries preparing a draft resolution calling on Tehran to cooperate with the UN agency.
This comes as Amir-Abdollahain discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in a phone call the results of the Vienna talks to restore the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
During the conversation, Lavrov affirmed that Moscow opposes the European-US draft resolution targeting Iran.
Iran determined to reach strong, lasting agreement
On Friday, Amir-Abdollahian spoke over the phone with the European Union's Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell to discuss the latest developments in the Vienna Talks.
He stressed that Iran is determined to reach a strong and lasting agreement, adding that the recent move by the US and E3 to draft an anti-Iran resolution for the coming IAEA board of governors meeting is contrary to diplomatic practice.
On the same day, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned the IAEA chief's visit to “Israel” ahead of a critical board meeting, warning of "further erosion" of the UN agency's credibility.
In a tweet, Khatibzadeh expressed concern about the UN nuclear agency's collusion with the Israeli regime, just hours after IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi met with the Israeli occupation Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, in “Tel Aviv”.