Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Reacts to French Foreign Ministry’s Stance on IAEA's New Report

June 1, 2022

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

In reaction to the French foreign ministry’s stance on the UN atomic agency’s new report, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “As said before, despite that the IAEA’s latest report does not reflect the reality about Iran’s interactions with the body at all, such hasty statements that are politically-motivated and ignore the Islamic Republic’s widespread and constructive technical cooperation with the agency are meddlesome and worthless.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman added that Iran is fully familiar with the form and nature of such comments and moves that are in line with psychological warfare and aimed at pressuring Iran ahead of the IAEA Board of Governors’ meetings.

Khatibzadeh said the fact that such statements are issued concurrently and in concert with the recent moves by the fake Zionist regime makes the footprints of the regime more noticeable than ever.

Khatibzadeh said, “Just as we have advised the IAEA, we recommend it to keep moving on the path of technical cooperation, we also recommend countries like France to avoid stances and interferences that could derail such cooperation.”

He added that France must also fulfill its safeguards commitments to nuclear disarmament and hold the apartheid Israeli regime accountable for possessing hundreds of nuclear warheads”. Khatibzadeh underlined that Iran’s nuclear program is purely peaceful. And we will naturally respond to any unconstructive move at the Board of Governors firmly and appropriately and those who view the board and the report of the agency’s director general as leverage for pressure and a tool for political games against Iran will be responsible for its consequences.